Baked Salmon With Basil and Garlic, Peas and Side Salad

Baked Salmon with Basil and Garlic, Peas and Side Salad

Our family loves salmon.  When my kids were little, I used to put some orange juice on top to “sweeten it up”, and a love of salmon was born.  Now, I often cook it “straight up” – nothing on it, and plates are always empty.  While you don’t need to add more flavor to something you already love, sometimes it is good to change things up a bit.  This is an easy way to add new flavors to an old favorite, very healthy, dinner.

I was using C salmon so my cooking time was more like 12-15 minutes.  Coho fillets are thinner but denser.  They don’t seem to need as much time cooking as Alaskan salmon.  Enjoy!  And if your family isn’t as into salmon as you’d like them to be, put this recipe aside and try baking the filets with 1/2 cup orange juice over the top — see if you don’t get some salmon converts after tasting that!


Baked Salmon With Basil and Garlic

Serves 2 Adults and 2 Kids

Baked Salmon, Peas, and Side Salad


1 T garlic powder

1 t dried basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1.75 lbs. salmon filets

canola oil spray

4 lemon wedges


  1. Stir together the garlic powder, basil, and salt in a small bowl; rub in equal amounts on to the salmon fillets.
  2. Spray canola oil in baking dish and place salmon in dish. Cook salmon at 375 for about 15-20 minutes until fish springs back to touch or flakes easily with a fork.
  3.  While salmon is cooking, portion greens and make a side salad.
  4.  Warm peas in microwave.
  5.  When salmon is done, portion peas on each plate and serve each piece of salmon with a lemon wedge.

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