Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs | Midwest Living

Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Hands On 15 mins
  • Total Time 30 mins

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A side of salmon is as celebratory as a traditional meaty roast--in way less time. Elegant and easy, this recipe cleverly uses the same flavored mayonnaise for brushing and serving as a condiment.


  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 -2 1/2 pounds center cut salmon fillet, skin on
  • Thin lemon slices and/or parsley leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees . In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, garlic, chives, tarragon, parsley and sugar. Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet. Measure thickness of fish. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1/4 cup sauce over top of salmon. Roast 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish until fish just flakes when tested with a fork. Let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Thin remaining sauce to desired consistency with a teaspoon or so of water. Serve salmon with sauce on the side. If desired, garnish with several thin lemon slices or a scattering of parsley leaves.

Nutrition Facts

(Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs)

Servings Per Recipe 6, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 5, sodium (mg) 270, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (µg) 42, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 12, fiber (g) 0, vit. C (mg) 3, sugar (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 15, pro. (g) 30, calcium (mg) 24, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 192, iron (mg) 1, carb. (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Potassium (mg) 760, chol. (mg) 93, sat. fat (g) 4, cal. (kcal) 385, Fat, total (g) 28

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