This garlic butter salmon recipe is a fool-proof way to cook moist, flaky salmon that is full of flavor. 5 minute prep followed by 12-14 minutes in the oven, you've got dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights.
Begin by sprinkling salmon filets with dried sage and garlic, then a little bit of salt and fresh black pepper.
Place pads of butter on top of the fillets and arrange on a large rimmed baking sheet or baking dish. For easy clean up, line baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees f. Cooking time will vary a bit depending on the thickness of your fillets, so adjust as needed. The internal temperature of the thickest part of the fillet should reach 145 degrees f.
If you don't have an instant read thermometer, take a fork and try to flake off some of the salmon from the corner of a fillet. If it flakes off easily, then it is fully cooked.