1 1/4 lb sockeye or coho salmon (preferably wild caught)

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp cold butter, cubed

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black peppers

1/4 Italian seasoning

1/4 red pepper flakes

1 tbsp chopped parsley leaf, for garnishing (optional)


Position a rack in the centre of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 F.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the lemon juice and minced garlic, allow the lemon juice to reduce to 1 tablespoon.

Add in 1 tablespoon of butter, remove the pan from heat and swirl so the butter starts to melt. Place back on the heat for a few seconds, removed and continue to swirl until the butter completely melts.

Repeat with the second tbsp of butter. when butter is completely melted, remove sauce from stove. Place the salmon fillet in a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal.

Using a brush or spoon, brush the salmon with the garlic butter sauce. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes, cover with foil so that all sides are properly closed so the sauce does not leak.

Bake the salmon for 12-14 minutes or until firm, open the foil and allow fish to broil under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, keeping an eye on it so the fish does not burn. Remove from oven, top with parsley. Serve immediately

As seen on @healthyfoodadvice Instagram page.