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Lemon Parmesan Salmon {Recipe}

Salmon is a grocery staple for me and I almost always end up eating it for lunch or dinner at least once a week. I have my tried and true simple recipe down but I’m always looking for ways to switch it up.


I found a winner last week! This one was totally self-developed based on what I had in the fridge.


I started with beautiful wild Alaskan salmon fillets and then added lemon pepper, salt, parmesan and a lemon slice.


Into the oven it went along with some brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes and out came this deliciousness a short while later. The prep of this salmon is super simple but it’s packed with flavor. It’s a super easy weeknight dinner that can cook in the oven with other sides for extra simplicity!

Lemon Parmesan Salmon


1 pound salmon fillet, cut into individual 6 (ish) ounce servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 tespoons lemon pepper seasoning, to tasted (I have a pretty heavy hand here)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Lemon rounds, sliced thinly


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray (for ease of removal of salmon from baking sheet). Place salmon meat side up on foil. Drizzle and rub with olive oil and then sprinkle with lemon pepper and salt to taste. Distribute parmesan evenly and top with a lemon slice.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, to desired temperature. Start checking it early! Cooking time will depend on thickness of salmon fillet.

Yield: 3 fillets

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  • 1
    She Rocks Fitness January 12, 2014, 6:26 pm

    YUMMY! I love salmon too and eat it once a week as well. It is so quick and easy to prepare. I typically just do lemon, basil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. NOM NOM! 🙂

  • 2
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 12, 2014, 6:26 pm

    Yum this look delicious! I have never actually cooked salmon I always just get it when I’m out eat – I think you have just convinced me to give it a try though!

  • 3
    Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine January 12, 2014, 6:27 pm

    Oh WOW that looks fantastic! I sometimes will stop by EarthFare and pick up some salmon filets from their hot bar so I don’t have to prep them. Now that I have this recipe, I can make my own! Mmmm 🙂

  • 4
    hillary | nutrition nut on the run January 12, 2014, 6:47 pm

    yum in my tum. such a well rounded and beautifully plated meal.

  • 5
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves January 12, 2014, 6:51 pm

    Simple, pretty, and looks darn tasty! Salmon is probably the most popular protein in my house, but we’ve never tried it with lemon and parm before. I’ll definitely do this the next time we cook up some salmon (which should be very soon)!

  • 6
    Madison January 13, 2014, 7:48 am

    I love that you love salmon as much as I do!

  • 7
    Amber January 13, 2014, 5:14 pm

    How do you cook those sweet potatoes? Just chop them up and mash them? I have been obsessed with mashed sweet potatoes since seeing them on your blog a few months ago but want to switch things up too!

  • 8
    Corinne June 9, 2016, 12:41 am

    Do you cook the sweet potatoes and Brussels on the same pan (and same time/temp)?

    • 9
      Jen DeCurtins June 9, 2016, 7:39 am

      Yes, you can! Just check to make sure one doesn’t get done before the other but usually good to go.

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