Lemon & Dill Baked Salmon

We love salmon in our house! It’s something I have been serving Jaxon since he was a baby and although toddlerhood brought some “pickiness”, we still managed to re-learn to like salmon.

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Jax was a huge fan of my brown butter salmon glaze. We eat it all the time but this time I wanted to help him learn to enjoy salmon in a new way.

Just like me, he loves “sour” flavors so I decided to make salmon the way my dad did for me as a kid- with lemon, garlic, butter, and dill!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the butter mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  4. Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with dill, if desired.

Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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