Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon

This baked lemon pepper salmon recipe is such a delicious and easy way to prepare salmon in the oven. It only takes 12 minutes at 400ºF to whip up this healthy dinner idea!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American


Lemon Pepper Salmon

  • 2 5-oz. salmon filets
  • 1.5 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • lemon zest, for garnish

Roasted Broccoli

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Next, prepare salmon, by placing a double piece of paper towel on a large plate. Place salmon filets on top of the paper towel, skin-side down and then place another piece of paper towel on top. Use your hands to press the paper towel into the salmon in order to remove as much moisture as possible.
  3. Next, spray a large cast iron skillet (a baking sheet works too!) with cooking spray and then place the salmon filets on top skin-side down.
  4. Sprinkle on a generous amount of lemon pepper seasoning on top of each filet. Then, season with salt to taste and place a lemon wedge on top.
  5. Next, prepare broccoli by cutting into medium-sized florets. Place broccoli around your salmon filets and drizzle on olive oil. Then, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake cast iron skillet at 400ºF for 12-14 minutes or until the salmon is cooked all the way through and flakey.


Grilling Instructions: to make grilled lemon pepper salmon, heat your grill to 400ºF. Prepare salmon as directed in this recipe and then place on grill skin-side down. Grill, covered, for around 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is easy to flake and light pink in color.


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon filet
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 21
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 31


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