Easy Lemon Baked Salmon Recipe

Ingredients of Easy Lemon Baked Salmon Recipe:

  • 4 lemon wedges (for serving)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (optional)
  • 4 6-to 8-ounces boneless salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

How to make Easy Lemon Baked Salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush with a half tablespoon oil. Place salmon fillets, skin side down, on prepared baking sheet.
  2. Mix remaining oil, lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl. Spread thyme mixture over salmon fillets, dividing equally. Season with pepper and salt. Let stand 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Bake salmon until just opaque in center, 15-18 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
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