Baked Salmon with Garlic and Parsley


  • 4 (5- to 6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil OR melted butter


  • With the rack in the center position, preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil, and lightly oil the foil or spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the salmon fillets on the pan, skin side down, and generously season them with salt and pepper.

  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, parsley, and olive oil (or melted butter). Spoon the mixture on top of the salmon, evenly dividing it between the fillets.

  • Insert a thermometer into the end of the thickest part of one of the salmon fillets, ensuring that the probe is not angled downward nor touching the pan. Place the pan in the oven and cook until the salmon reaches 140°F, which should take 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. Remove the pan from the oven, loosely cover with foil, and allow to rest until the temperature increases to 145°F (the safe temperature for fish per the USDA). Serve immediately.

Service Section: Shabbat Blessings