How to Make a Deliciously Quick & Easy Salmon Dinner

by Kathy Higgins

As a working mom, I don't have time for marinades or complicated seasoning methods. I need something quick. This recipe is always a win in my house. Start to finish: about 45 minutes.


  • 1 Large Salmon Filet
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 Yellow Onions
  • 2 Pounds Brussel Sprouts or Broccoli Florets
  • 1 ½ Sticks of Sweet Cream Salted Butter
  • Kosher Salt
  • Old Bay Blackening Seasoning
  • Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning
  • Balsamic Vinegarette
  • Black Pepper
  • 20 Small to medium cloves of garlic
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I was out of whole garlic so I substituted it with minced. I usually use whole. Let's begin...

    Step 2

    Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil.

    Step 3

    Slice both onions and 1 1/2 lemons into thick rounds.

    Step 4

    Place the rounds on the pan & top with 1/2 stick butter slices. At this time, if you are using whole garlic, put 10 cloves down along with the the rounds.Sprinkle the entire pan with salt and pepper.

    Step 5

    Place your salmon filet on the bed of onions and lemons that you have created.

    Step 6

    Place the rest of your garlic cloves or (in this case, minced garlic) on top of your salmon filet.

    Step 7

    Season heavily with both Old Bay products.

    Step 8

    Add salt and pepper.

    Step 9

    Use the 1/2 lemon you have left and squeeze the juice onto the filet.

    Step 10

    Layer the rest of your rounds atop the salmon.

    Step 11

    Cut your last stick of butter longways and top the rounds.

    Step 12

    Fill in all of the empty areas of the pan with Brussel sprouts or broccoli.

    Step 13

    Lightly drizzle the sprouts with balsamic vinegarette.

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Cover lightly with aluminum foil and bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes or until your salmon is done.

    Step 16

    When you pull it out, everything will be cooked to perfection.

    Step 17

    Follow these steps and it will be perfect every time.