Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon is light, refreshing, full of flavor and comes together in just a few minutes in the oven. Tender, juicy and flavorful salmon cooked in aluminum foil for a no mess, delicious meal. Perfect for keto, low carb and gluten free diets. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, gluten free, keto, low carb, one skillet dish, salmon
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 376 kcal
Author: Briana
  • 1 filet salmon (about 10 ounces)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon + more for garnish
  • Handful of fresh Italian basil + more for garnish
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Mince your garlic cloves. Cut your basil into ribbons.  

  2. Start by salting both sides of the fish. Then set fish aside. 

  3. In a bowl, melt your butter in the microwave. Add your minced garlic and seasonings. Mix together well, until no clumps of dried seasonings are visible. 

  4. Next, using a heavy duty citrus squeezer, add the juice of half a lemon. 

  5. Sprinkle in your ribbons of basil. Mix everything together well. 

  6. Add your fish filet to your cast iron that is covered in aluminum foil. Drizzle with the basil and lemon butter. Wrap the foil tightly around the salmon. This will poach the fish and infuse it with flavor. 

  7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the salmon is cooked to your liking. Garnish with basil and lemon. Serve with a side of this easy creamed spinach or a strawberry fields salad for a delicious and flavorful meal! 

Recipe Notes

If you are thawing the fish from frozen, place in the refrigerator on a plate to catch any drippings 24 hours before preparing the fish. 

Macros: Makes 2 servings, 376 calories per serving. 24 grams of fat, 3 net carbs (1 gram fiber) and 38 grams of protein. We provide the macros as a courtesy and they are estimated using MyFitnessPal. Brands vary, so please calculate your own macros to ensure the most accurate results. 

About the salmon: We are affiliates for the Sitka Salmon Shares, a small and sustainable fishery in Alaska. The Keta Salmon used in this recipe came in our monthly subscription box. Sitka Salmon Shares fish is all 100% wild caught fish in Alaska and the North Pacific by a small group of fisherman that live in the communities they fish in. The name of the fisherman and the boat it was caught on will be labeled on your box each month, so your food is easily traceable. Sitka Salmon Shares delivers the freshest fish to your door. Your fish will be flash frozen after it’s caught and cleaned, then shipped right to your door. Fisherman for Sitka Salmon Shares typically earn 10-30% more from their harvests than with other fisheries. Sustainability is a commitment with Sitka Salmon. There are strict catch limits these fisherman abide by to ensure healthy and thriving fish populations. This fish is truly the freshest we have ever prepared at home. The flavor is unmatched. We are excited to have a part in helping support fishing communities and the sustainable seafood movement! To receive $25 off your share, use the code ‘AFL19’! Partnerships like these allow us to bring you great content, and we are proud to represent Sitka Salmon Shares.