baked salmon à la mon ami

basic baked salmon

My boyfriend, the chef, hehe. Another she eats, he cooks moment :)

This is such a lovely quick and easy idea for a lazy date night meal!

Fish bones scare the bejesus out of me because I always end up choking lol. Therefore, salmon is my favorite fish to eat because it usually comes filleted and boneless (which is key :).

Baked salmon is so delicious and super easy to prepare!! All you have to do is rub both sides of the fish with a little olive oil, season the top (skinless) side with s+p, any of your favorite herbs (he used dried rosemary and a little bit of dried oregano) and slather some super yummy roasted garlic/basil herb butter. How easy!

Bake in a 400°F oven for about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon filet.

Very easy peasy and extremley super yummy! I know officially heart lazy date nights if it means that he’s going to be making more salmon dishes like this for me :)

How do you like to prepare your baked salmon?

xoxo, kat

Baked Salmon à la Mon Ami (Basic Baked Salmon)

  • salmon
  • roasted garlic herb compound butter (or butter)
  • olive oil
  • dried herbs (oregano, rosemary)
  • salt/pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse the filet of salmon with cold water and pat the salmon dry.
  3. Rub both sides of the salmon with olive oil.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and any dried herbs according to your taste preferences.
  5. Coat the top of the salmon with a compound butter.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.
  7. Serve immediately.

9 thoughts on “baked salmon à la mon ami

  1. One of the reasons I love salmon is that there are so many variations of this good basic recipe. Changing out the herbs gives a whole new taste! I like sprinkling fresh dill on top with lemon slices after brushing with olive oil, then squeezing a little fresh lemon on top at serving time. Now, if I can just get my boyfriend (aka husband of 48 years to do the cooking! :)

  2. OMG i would like to sink my teeth into that huge piece of salmon! That looks great and your right we forget how easy it is to prepare fish.

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