Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon


This simple recipe is packed full of good-for-you Omega fatty acids which have been linked to a reduction in mental disorders such as depression. Omega-3s have been shown to boost learning and memory as well.


  • 1/3 cup olive oil or butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (or juice of 1 lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley divided
  • 1 tsp dried dill


Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 190C. Line a baking tray with foil. In a small saucepan, melt the butter/oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Turn off heat and whisk in lemon juice and brown sugar. Place the salmon onto the lined baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Spoon over the garlic lemon sauce onto the fillets and spread evenly. Sprinkle with parsley and dill and arrange the lemon slices over the salmon. Cover and seal with entire tray with another sheet of foil. Bake until cooked through (about 12-15 minutes). Remove the top foil carefully and place the salmon under the grill for 2-3 minutes to finish. Serve with grilled green vegetables.


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