Baked Cilantro Lime Salmon

Baked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon

Baked honey cilantro lime salmon in foil is cooked to tender, flaky perfection in just 30 minutes with a flavorful garlic and honey-lime sauce.

Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 large salmon fillet or about 4 fillets palm size
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Juice of 2 limes (plus one lime, thinly sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a large baking sheet with foil. Lay salmon on foil and season with salt and pepper on both sides to taste.
  2. Layer the lime slices underneath and on top of the salmon.
  3. Stir together melted butter, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Pour mixture over salmon. Fold sides of foil up over the salmon (don’t worry if it doesn’t cover the salmon completely).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Switch oven to broil and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top and serve.

Notes :
Don’t stress about the size of your salmon fillet. This recipe is very forgiving and works for one very large salmon, a couple of medium-sized fillets, or even several small individual fillets.