Baked Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter

This flavor rich sauce will be your new salmon dinner go-to.

Garlic Lime Butter Salmon 💚 too easy and delicious not to make! #salmon #fyp #lime #hungryhappens #MACscaraface

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

Speed and flavor are both my pursuits when it comes to dinner recipes. This delivers on both parts. I typically use lemons with these types of dishes and the lime is definitely a refreshing new best friend!

If you know me, you know I love seafood because it is typically delicious and always leaves me feeling full but not stuffed.

This salmon goes ideally with some rice and vegetables. We love pouring the sauce on the accompaniments.

lime garlic butter salmon pieces

Baked Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


For the Salmon:

  • 1.5 lbs wild salmon
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste

For the Lime Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (or olive oil)


For the Salmon:

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide your salmon into 4 filets. Pat them dry and then drizzle them with olive oil – brush it all over. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 17 minutes or until internal temperature reads 145 F.

For the Lime Sauce:

  • You can use a blender to puree the lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper.  Then slowly add the melted butter in with the motor running, and blend until it thickens – 15 to 30 seconds.  (I simply whisked the lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper until combined.  I used a frother to blend in the butter).


Can be Dairy Free if you swap the butter for olive oil.
Author: Stella

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