Baked Wild Salmon with Butter, Lemon & Honey

I absolutely love to prepare baked salmon with butter, lemon, and honey. It tastes sooo good! I hope you like it too. Here is how to make it.

Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, providing the famous cardiovascular-protecting fatty acid omega 3. The American Heart Association suggests consuming at least two servings of fish a week. My family and I love to eat wild salmon (especially my daughter Lya!) and have a change from our typical beef consumption. One of our favorite ways to prepare it is wild-baked salmon with butter, lemon, and honey. Yum! And it is so easy and fast to make; probably that is why it is one of my regulars. I don’t know about you, but I love to cook things in the oven where I do not have to stand in front of the stove. 

Salmon Quality

Salmon quality, unfortunately, can also be very contaminated, mainly if it is farmed salmon. Farmed salmon eat pellets of fishmeal, vegetables, and animal byproducts and are regularly doused with pesticides and antibiotics. Some studies warn that a single meal per month of farmed Atlantic salmon can expose consumers to contaminant levels exceeding the World Health Organization’s standards. The risk is most significant for infants, children, and pregnant women because of the potential harm from contaminants to developing brains.

This is why if you want to consume salmon, you must choose a wild origin, such as Alaskan or Atlantic salmon, and it must say Wild Salmon (you must check the label!). Wild salmon is a fantastic source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids; unfortunately, it can also be contaminated with heavy metals from the ocean. 

The solution is to eat salmon, always wild, and limit it to once a week to be safe or a couple of times per month if you have a health condition. At least, that is what I do

Baked Wild Salmon with Butter, Lemon and Honey. 

Are you ready to prepare the juiciest, creamy, tender baked wild salmon with butter, lemon, and honey? 

Oh yes!

Baked wild salmon with butter, lemon & honey

Baked wild salmon with butter, lemon & honey

Recipe by Pia SegoviaCourse: main


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This sweet and sour baked salmon is so tasty, creamy and delicious!


  • About 1.5 pounds of WILD skin-on salmon fillet

  • 3 Tbsp butter

  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 2 Tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste

  • 3 garlic, finely minced*

  • *None-Animal-Based


  • Preheat oven to 375F. 
  • Evenly season salmon with salt.
  • Place Salmon on a sheet of foil with the skin side down. Raise the edges of the foil. 
  • Nestle lemon slices underneath the Salmon, spaced evenly around the fillet.
  • Add butter, honey, and lemon juice on top of the Salmon.
  • Seal up the foil (you will likely need to add another sheet on top to seal it).
  • Place foil pack on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, remove the piece of foil, or open up the packet so the Salmon is exposed but keep the edges raised to contain the buttery mixture.
  • Set oven to Hi broil and broil salmon for about 5 minutes or until the Salmon is as golden as desired.


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