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Slow Roasted Salmon with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme

Slow Roasted Salmon with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme is both healthy and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy salmon recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 4 boneless salmon filets 6-8 oz filets, skin on
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp finely minced fresh thyme
  • Zest of 1 large or 2 small lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • salt and pepper


  • Finely chop your thyme and garlic and zest 1 large or 2 small lemons. I used 1 large Meyer lemon and the fragrance as I was zesting it was amazing.
  • Mix the thyme, garlic and lemon zest with the olive oil and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  • Spread the mixture liberally over your filets. Season with salt and pepper. Cover loosely and let stand 20 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or brush with olive oil to prevent the filets from sticking. Place the filets skin side down on the baking sheet.
  • Roast the salmon for approximately 25 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 120 degrees for medium rare. If you like your fish more well done, the temperature should be closer to 140-145 degrees. The fish should be opaque and flake easily with a fork. Once it has reached your desired temperature, remove it from the oven, cover with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes.




Calories: 355kcal | Protein: 49g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 952mg | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.4mg