Lemon Honey Butter Baked Salmon with Garlic
This baked salmon was such a HIT at Christmas. I’m surprised at how much people loved it. My meat-loving cousin had heaps of it, my preggo cousin had bite after bite and my fussy mama also enjoyed it too. Personally, anything with the words, butter, garlic and lemon is good by me.
It’s easy to make, just needs to be roasted, with sauce poured over it. So I don’t think you’ll have a problem making it! You can do it two ways: split into individual fillets (which is cheaper if you’re doing it for a small group of people) and baked on the same foil, or in one giant fillet. Definitely more impressive this way but way way expensive.
Where to buy huge fillets of salmon in Singapore
I don’t like to buy fish from Sheng Siong or Giant cause I don’t find them to be very fresh or tasty. So I bought this one at Fairprice Finest. A whole fish, filleted, with the head and other parts chopped up, was a total of $68 – $70. You get two giant fillets and can use the rest for soup, fried rice and more, so I feel it was worth the price. Come on the right day and you probably can get an individual big fillet of salmon for about $40. So… still more worth it to get the whole fish split for you!
Lemon Honey Butter Baked Salmon With Garlic
An impressive, full fillet of salmon baked in foil. Sweet, savoury and oh-so-indulgent.
- 1 Full-sized Fillet of Salmon deboned
- 1 bulb Garlic minced
- 70 grams (about 1/3 a stick) Salted Butter
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Lemons sliced, keep some for garnish
- Salt and Pepper seasoning
- 3 tbsp Parsley or Coriander minced
Preheat your oven to 190 deg C. Then lay foil on your roasting pan, large enough to fully encase your salmon.
Prep your salmon by seasoning it with salt and pepper on both sides of the fish. Ensure the fillet is bone-free.
Lay slices of lemon on your foil to form a base for the salmon. Then place your fish on top of the lemons, skin-side down.
In a small saucepan, melt your butter over low heat.
Once fully melted, add your garlic and fry on low heat till fragrant.
Then add honey and lemon and whisk till the honey has fully incorporated with the butter. Leave it on the heat for a while to bubble.
Once it bubbles, remove from heat and let cool a little before pouring evenly onto your fish. Use a pastry brush or spoon to ensure that the garlic is spread throughout the fish. Cinch the corners of the foil to ensure the butter doesn't leak.
Halve some slices of lemons as garnish, and lay it on the fish. Then fully cover the fish in foil.
Bake your fish till it is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
You can serve it immediately then, but for aesthetic's sake, remove the top of the foil and grill for a few minutes till the top is crisp.