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.
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 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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- In a small bowl, whisk together butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, salt and pepper, to taste.
- 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.
- Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
- Serve immediately, garnished with dill, if desired.