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Lemon-Garlic Salmon Steaks

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 01, 2023
I always enjoy making this easy recipe for my husband, Jim. He absolutely loves lemon garlic salmon, and it all goes so well together in this recipe. —Mary Lynn Baronett, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Lemon-Garlic Salmon Steaks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 salmon steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, saute garlic in 1 tablespoon oil for 1 minute.
  2. Arrange salmon steaks in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper and remaining 3 tablespoons oil; pour over salmon. Top with garlic mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Lemon Garlic Salmon Tips

What kind of salmon should you use to make lemon garlic salmon?

This recipe calls for salmon steaks, but you can use fillets if you prefer. Fillets will cook a bit quicker, so cut the cooking time to 20 to 25 minutes and start testing then. For tips on different kinds of salmon, see our handy guide to how to buy salmon.

How can you tell when lemon garlic salmon is done?

First, cooked salmon should look opaque. To test doneness, press down on the salmon with a fork, and if it flakes or separates along the lines of its flesh, it’s finished cooking. You can also test salmon with a food thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the fish. Remove it from the heat when it tests around 115°F to 125°—it will rise to the USDA’s recommended 145° due to residual heat.

What do you serve with lemon garlic salmon?

Go with a grain or a vegetable that will either soak up the lemon-garlic sauce or complement its flavor, like a couscous or a roasted potato. A quick and easy green salad is another idea. Here are lots of great options for side dishes for salmon and other salmon recipes.

Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 steak: 403 calories, 27g fat (5g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.

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