Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter

20 minutesServes 6-8
Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter


  • 2 lb salmon, skin on
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 lemon slices

Lemon Caper Butter

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed


Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Place salmon on sheet pan, skin side-down, and season with salt and pepper. Place lemon slices on top, overlapping if necessary. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and tent with aluminum foil. Return to oven and cook for 5-10 additional, or until desired level of doneness.

While salmon is cooking, prepare the Lemon Caper Butter. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, capers, lemon zest and lemon juice. Cook for 2 minutes and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Remove salmon from oven and discard lemon slices. Gently slide a metal spatula between the skin and the flesh of salmon to remove skin. Transfer fillet to a serving platter and spoon sauce over top. Serve immediately.