My morning didn’t go quite as planned. After I taught my spin class, I checked my phone and had a message. Ryan had an appointment scheduled for this morning that was about 40 minutes away and he was stranded with car trouble.
Thankfully the gym was rather dead today, so I was able to leave, pick him up and take him into work, but that eliminated all chances of a morning blog post since the break I thought I had in my morning was consumed by running around town and then driving immediately back into work. Ryan was very thankful for my help and I’m happy I was able to head home at lunchtime to at least pop in and say hi to you guys at some point today!
So, hello! How about a super simple dinner recipe to round out the afternoon?
Ryan and I are both big-time fish lovers and usually make fish for dinner in our house at least once a week. Salmon is our go-to, and earlier this week I prepared two salmon filets in a new-to-us way that we both loved!
I almost always season fish and broil it, but this time I decided to marinate the salmon ahead of time to try something a little different.
The end result? A flavorful salmon filet that was both easy to make and very, very tasty!
Though we baked our fish after letting it sit in the marinade, you could easily grill it or cook it on the stovetop if you prefer.
Easy Lemon Dill SalmonPrint
Easy Lemon Dill Salmon
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 14 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: dinner, recipes
- Cuisine: dinner
I almost always season fish and broil it, but this time I decided to marinate the salmon ahead of time to try something a little different. The end result? A flavorful salmon filet that was both easy to make and very, very tasty!
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 six-ounce salmon filets
- Combine olive oil, dill, lemon, garlic and salt to make the marinade. Place salmon in a ziploc baggie with the marinade or pour marinade over salmon in a glass baking dish and cover. Refrigerate for one hour with the skin side of the salmon facing up.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking dish with foil. Remove salmon filets from the marinade and place on top of the foil, skin side down. Discard the marinade.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Enjoy!
Keywords: dinner, lemon dill salmon, recipe, Recipes, salmon, salmon marinade, salmon recipe
Gretchen | Gretchruns says
This sounds so good! Salmon is my absolute favorite fish and I also love dill! I have some fillets at home so I might have to try this out this weekend 🙂 Hope the car troubles aren’t too bad and it gets fixed soon! So nice you were able to pick him up 🙂 We only have one car, so if something happened we would be in trouble…
Brittany @ Lemon Lime Life says
Car troubles are the worst! Just last week I was in the middle of a very important conference call when Ryan text me said something was wrong with his car and I needed to come pick him up from work. Luckily I only had another 15 minutes until I was done. Too bad we had to wait over 2 hours for the tow truck that never showed! After having dinner and heading back home for a bit, we got the call the driver was only 20 minutes away. We wanted to be there to make sure everything went ok when they picked up the car, so our evening was totally messed up and we struggled with only one car for several days while it was getting fixed.
Can’t wait to try this recipe! I haven’t tried one of yours I didn’t like yet!
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
salmon and dill are 2 of my favorites!! This looks awesome!
Leah (goodnight cheese) says
That salmon sounds great! I love using marinades, you can prep them early, they do all the flavor work, and then the dish is ready to be cooked.
Jen @ Pretty Little Grub says
Looks good! I’m not a huge salmon lover but I’m trying to be so I’m always on the lookout for easy tasty recipes.
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
I hope Ryan’s car is okay! This salmon sounds yummy! I’m trying to eat more salmon as it’s so good for you!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog says
This looks so light and fresh!
Jenn @ Fairest Run of All says
Think that would work with tuna? Love tuna steak!
Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed says
I love salmon but my husband isn’t quite sold. He seriously likes every other type of fish, but salmon is just blah for him. I keep trying different recipes and I’m always like OMG this is so good, what do you think? He’s just like mehhhhh. But he’s the best… because he always eats it anyway 🙂
Such a quick and easy meal! I’ve done something similar before and loved it. I also made a simple Greek yogurt dill sauce (literally plain Greek yogurt and fresh dill with a little lemon zest) to go with for extra dill flavor.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Car trouble is always a nuisance! It gets in the way of our plans. 🙂 Looks like a nice recipe. Salmon is a favorite of mine!
Run Eat Play says
I love salmon – this recipe looks delicious!
I hope Ryan’s car trouble gets fixed soon!
Courtney! @ Redefining Athlete says
Ugh, my windshield just cracked somehow, but I’m dragging my feet getting it replaced: $$$. I need to do it soon though, I hate how awful it looks!
I love love love how easy it is to cook salmon. Just pop it in and its done in mere minutes! And it goes with basically everything 🙂 I had a friend who had a HUGE aversion to salmon during her pregnancy. She even got sick at work once because someone’s coral sweater made her constantly think of it. Thankfully it slowly ended after she gave birth. 🙂
Looks delicious! Beautiful photos.
I certainly need to eat more fish- and salmon! I love a nice salmon fillet! Glad you got to help out Ryan in that stressful time!
Stephanie @ My Freckled Life says
Salmon is hands down my favorite fish, but for some reason I dont make it nearly often enough! I love this simple marinade, and the fact that with fish you definitely don’t have to let it sit in the marinade too long. It just seems to soak it right up!
Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl says
I eat salmon at least once a week – and I love lemon dill sauce! It’s also great with smoked salmon 🙂
Dawn @ Healthy San Diego Living says
LOVE salmon. I tend to just cook it with no seasoning (crazy, I know) but the flavor is just so great already. I can only imagine this would be even better. Definitely going to try!
Thanks for the great recipe! I definitely want to try it out. I love salmon and all the health benefits it provides! 🙂
What kind of salmon do you buy? I feel like I’m so picky about it because I only want wild alaskian and not farm raised. Just curious if you get it fresh from the grocery store or frozen?
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries says
Yum indeed! Sounds so good! I LOVE salmon, and dill is one of my favorite seasonings, so I definitely gotta give this one a try!
This Salmon looks amazing. I love eating Salmon, especially in the warmer months. I usually season it with olive oil, garlic, and chopped pieces of candied ginger. Can’t wait to try your version!
Perfect meal. Salmon and sweet potatoe is the absolute best!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Dill is my go to for salmon! It’s my favorite herb and just goes so well with it!
kristin | W [H] A T C H says
this looks delicious. how long do you typically broil a salmon filet that is that size? i am always scared of eating raw fish and am a bit heavy handed with the cooking…
Maddie @ Dixie Runs says
I don’t eat fish, but my fiancé loves it.. This looks like something he would love! Maybe I’ll be nice and makes this for him 🙂
Somer @PupsOnTheBrain says
That looks so tasty! I enjoy fish, but I’m honestly a little intimidated when it comes to making it. I’ve been living in the Caribbean for 6 months now and have only cooked fish one – blasphemy!
Somer @PupsOnTheBrain says
*once, oops. I apparently also need to work on my proof-reading skills.
Amanda B @ Cupcakes & Miles says
Oh yuck! Car trouble is the worst! 🙁
That recipe looks awesome though, and super simple!
Salmon (and all fish really) has been one of my big pregnancy aversions! I used to make it once a week, but I think I’ve had it maybe 2 times this whole pregnancy! Kinda jealous you’re still able to stomach it, since I know how good it is for you!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Yum! Salmon is my favorite fish and my husband just grilled some for me on Sunday night. He’s not into salmon, so he had steak. But this recipe sounds like something I’d enjoy. Glad you got Ryan all taken care of! 🙂
Stacy @ Sweating TulipZ says
Salmon is my favorite food…when I am in a rush I always turn to the dill + lemon marinade recipe, it pairs so well with this delicious fish! Yum! If my husband was having car trouble, he would not have been smiling after I picked him up…he needs to take notes! haha
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties says
YUM that sounds amazing! I’m not very good at planning ahead and having time to marinate things though… but I really want to try this! 🙂
Mattie @ Comfy & Confident says
I never cook salmon at home but I am trying to eat more fish. This is such a simple and easy recipe to make!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
So glad you had the flexibility to go get Ryan!
I love salmon as well. I try to cook fish at least once a week. Right now I have a freezer full of fish the hubs caught in Alaska! He brought back a ton!
That looks delicious! Turns out good salmon is damn near impossible to find in Latin America – I am having serious withdrawals!
Angela @ HonestlyAngela says
Dill and lemon are my go-to for flavoring salmon but I never thought of making a marinade out of them. I will have to try this! We love salmon in our house too!