Lemon Garlic Salmon is a favorite in my household that even my children love! Lemon Garlic Salmon is a very simple way to prepare your fish and turns out with a light lemon flavor with a hint of garlic.
I frequently cook this salmon when friends or family come over for dinner and it is always a huge hit that these guests request on their return visits. Lemon Garlic Salmon is a great recipe for beginner cooks or the more advanced. Sometimes, when we are in a garlic mood we will finely slice the garlic to make garlic “chips” on top. The photos show the garlic minced today. Cook up some fresh green beans and homemade mashed potatoes on the side and enjoy!
When shopping for salmon, pick a fish with vibrant color and we prefer a fresh, wild caught over a farm raised. Look for a Sockeye or Chinook, although they are both seasonal so it is not always an option. I was raised in the Northwest where we are a little snobby about our salmon and the Sockeye is always my first pick if available. Why wild caught? We eat a lot of salmon and there is a difference in taste but more importantly, farm raised can have chemicals, hormones and dyes in the fish. When choosing a farm raised salmon, eat sparingly for those reasons.
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