Lemon-baked salmon

Heather Disarro

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Lemon-baked salmon is probably the simplest and most beautiful way to serve fish. Slices of a whole filet are baked atop sliced lemons and seasoned to perfection.

Lemon-baked salmon

Lemon-baked salmon

Serves 4


  • 1 pound filet fresh salmon, skin-on, cut into even quarters
  • 4 large lemons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash the lemons and slice into 1/8-inch thick rounds.
  3. Place the lemons on the bottom of a large baking dish.
  4. Place the salmon filets, skin-side down, on the lemons.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the salmon is just cooked and flaky.
  7. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.