Baked Salmon Recipe with Lemon

Mom’s Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

This baked salmon recipe is simple and quick to make and makes salmon that’s subtle and delicate. The inspiration comes from my mother, who made this all the time. It’s her go-to dish — especially when entertaining. And you know what? Everyone just loves it. Simple fresh fish with simple flavors. The salmon is set on top of a bed of sliced lemons and fresh dill — we just love it so much.

How Mom Makes Her Baked Salmon Recipe

The recipe starts by making a bed of sliced lemons and torn fresh dill. Then, salmon which has been lightly seasoned with salt and pepper is set on top. Then, she adds a little bit of liquid (white wine, stock or water) to the baking dish and covers everything with foil. This way, the salmon stays extra moist.

After about 20 minutes of baking, the salmon is perfectly done, moist and delicious.

Mom’s Baked Salmon Recipe with Lemon and DillFor another baked salmon recipe, see our Sour Cream Baked Salmon Recipe or take a glance at all of our salmon recipes. This slow baked salmon recipe from Epicurious also looks very good.

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Mom’s Baked Salmon Recipe with Lemon and Dill
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A quick and easy recipe for oven baked salmon fillets over lemon slices and fresh dill. You can even make this in less than 30 minutes.
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Yield: Serves 4
You Will Need
  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • ½ cup dry white wine (substitute: vegetable/chicken stock or water)
  • 1 lemon, cut into slices
  • 2 to 3 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped dill
1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat oven to oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  2. Place lemon slices and dill on the bottom of a large baking dish.
  3. Rub both sides of salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange on top of lemon slices and dill. Scatter chopped dill on to the top of the salmon.
  4. Add wine (or stock/water) and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon, so you can tell the fish is done when it is easily flaked with a fork).

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14 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Georgeann Smith August 21, 2016, 4:44 pm

    I have used this receip several times and has been very tasty. I just use White Cooking Wine and it does great. My company can’t believe how easy & quick to prepare.

  • Karina April 15, 2016, 12:26 am

    Adam and Joanna, thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂 I needed a last minute advice how to cook salmon and I got it 🙂 Despite the fact that didn’t have any white wine and dill at hand, my salmon came out so very delicious!!! Enjoyed 🙂

  • Deb Ragno October 29, 2013, 1:10 pm

    I have to come love salmon in the last year. Just had it for lunch today. I am definitely going to try this recipe. I would add that buying “wild caught” instead of “farm raised” salmon will make the dish a little healthier. There is less fat in wild caught salmon.

    • Joanne October 30, 2013, 9:33 am

      Thanks for the tips! Hope you love the recipe.

  • marivic July 26, 2013, 9:02 am

    What type of wine would you recommend

    • Joanne July 26, 2013, 10:26 am

      Something dry — Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio work well.

  • Courtney Smith April 16, 2013, 7:29 pm

    This is just how my granmother used to make it – and it always comes out super moist and delicious! we used to make a sauce out of dill, lemon, S&P and sour cream, but now I substitute non-fat greek yogurt. Both are equally delectable!

  • Jayne April 7, 2013, 2:36 am

    This looks really good, great match of flavors. I’ve stuffed a larger piece of salmon with lemon and dill but not thought to cook a smaller piece like that, I will be trying this next time I have salmon!

  • TheFoodGospelAccordingtoRuth April 2, 2012, 3:35 pm

    This looks like just what I was looking for! Do you have any favorite sauces that you like to put on top of your fish? Thanks for sharing your recipe. I am going to try it tonight!!!

    • Joanne April 4, 2012, 11:26 am

      Try melted butter and fresh herbs, we like things pretty simple 🙂

  • Sarah January 15, 2012, 3:38 am

    Hello Joanne and Adam,

    this is a great recipe. I like the pure taste of fish, with a little bit of lemon and dill. It is probably going to become my standard recipe for baking fish in the oven.

    I wish you a lot of inspiration for new recipes!


    • Joanne January 15, 2012, 9:46 am

      Thank you! It is one of our favorite ways to enjoy salmon!

  • Beverly Lynn February 17, 2010, 10:31 am

    I dont normally enjoy fish that much, but I am definitely going to give this recipe a try.

    • inspiredtaste February 17, 2010, 10:42 am

      Beverly – You should give it a try, it really is not super fishy and will turn out very moist.


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