Kosher Salmon Fillet (Parve)

Garlic Baked Salmon
The Spruce
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
413 Calories
26g Fat
1g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 413
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 712mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Salmon is a fatty and healthy fish filled with vitamins, essential amino acids, and protein. Our quick version, moist and flavorful, is parve and can be eaten with a meat or dairy meal. Prep and serve in just 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal alongside a simple pasta or green salad, or for a more momentous dinner serve with roasted vegetables and potatoes.

You can season the fish in the morning with everything but the lemon juice, place it in the fridge (covered), and finish prepping right before baking, adding the lemon juice before closing the seal on the tin foil. Healthy and light to eat, this pretty fillet is a great meal and a delicious way of cooking a kosher salmon. Check our recipe tips section for ideas about sauces you can serve on the side.


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  • 4 pounds salmon fillet, fresh, not frozen

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, or canola oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oven to 425 F.

  3. Clean, rinse, and pat dry the fillet.

    Salmon fillets.
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  4. Place salmon fillet, skin-side down, on a piece of aluminum foil that is large enough to wrap around the whole fillet. Then place on a baking sheet or in a shallow pan.

    Salmon fillets in foil.
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  5. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

    Lemon, oil, and garlic.
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  6. Pour the seasonings over the fillet. Then wrap the foil around the fish. Seal edges well, but leave room for the fish to expand.

    Seasoned salmon fillets in foil.
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  7. Bake the fish for 10 minutes in order for the heat to penetrate the foil. Then cook another 10 minutes for each inch of fish thickness. The salmon is done when it flakes easily when tested with a fork.

    Baked salmon fillets.
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  8. When done, remove from oven, unwrap, and discard salmon skin.

    Simple salmon fillets.
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  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Side Sauces

Although this salmon is delicious as is, here are a few suggestions that you can make to serve on the side:

  • Creamy Dill: Mix 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of sour cream, 4 tablespoons of chopped dill, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, a dash of hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mustard Sauce: Mix 1/2 cup of full-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Basil-Cilantro Sauce: Process 1/2 cup of sour cream with 1/2 cup of basil leaves, 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 clove of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Horseradish Sauce: Mix 2 tablespoons of grated horseradish with 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste.