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Baked SalmonI’ve made salmon several ways but this has to be by far the easiest to get a perfectly moist, fully cooked salmon, every time and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.

2 (5 ounce) salmon fillets
Salt and pepper
4 lemon slices
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons of capers drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray (optional).
  3. Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle fillets with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, then place 2 lemon slices on top of each fillet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, tent the foil and leave to steam outside the oven for 10 more minutes.
  6. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  7. Once butter has melted add garlic, capers, lemon zest and lemon juice, then cook for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Remove lemon slices from the fish and discard. Gently slide a turner or serving spatula between the skin and the flesh of the fillet to remove the skin, it should separate very easily. Transfer fillet to a serving platter and spoon lemon caper butter over the top.