Lemon Honey Butter Baked Salmon With Garlic

An impressive, full fillet of salmon baked in foil. Sweet, savoury and oh-so-indulgent.

Course Main Course
Cuisine seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author amandajayne


  • 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


  1. Preheat your oven to 190 deg C. Then lay foil on your roasting pan, large enough to fully encase your salmon.

  2. Prep your salmon by seasoning it with salt and pepper on both sides of the fish. Ensure the fillet is bone-free.

  3. 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.

  4. In a small saucepan, melt your butter over low heat. 

  5. Once fully melted, add your garlic and fry on low heat till fragrant. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Halve some slices of lemons as garnish, and lay it on the fish. Then fully cover the fish in foil.

  9. Bake your fish till it is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

  10. 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. 

  11. Serve!