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Salmon al Horno

This salmon al horno recipe is so easy but so delicous. A few simple ingredients come together to create a dish that is so flavorful.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 316kcal


  • 1 pound Salmon cut into 2 Filets
  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder or paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon parsley chopped
  • Lemon slices


  • Gather the ingredients needed.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the salmon on one end of the pan, slightly spaced apart, and the asparagus on the other end. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the fish and the asparagus.
  • Sprinkle the chili powder, salt and pepper over the fish and asparagus.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the fish and asparagus and sprinkle with the lemon zest.
  • Let the fish sit for 5 minutes with the lemon juice on it.
  • Divide the remaining butter into 4 pieces. Place a pat of butter on each end of the fish.
    Seasoned salmon and asparagus on a tray. Two slices of butter placed on each salmon steak.
  • Add lemon zest or a slice of lemon on the butter. Sprinkle with some parsley.
    Two slices of lemon placed atop each salmon steak.
  • Place the pan in the oven and set the timer for 11 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the fish rest for 5 minutes before serving.
    Cooked salmon and asparagus. The salmon is garnished with chopped parsley.
  • Sprinkle with any remaining parsley.
    Salmon and asparagus served on a large dish.
  • Serve while warm.
    Closeup photo of the cooked salmon.
  • Enjoy every bite.
    Closeup photo of a forkful of salmon.


Do not over bake the salmon. Salmon dries out quickly. If you bake it for the exact time and let it rest a few minutes, the internal temperature rises and finishes it out perfectly. It will have a buttery smoothness that is moist and perfect.
Other options for vegetables are broccoli, onions and peppers, cauliflower, potatoes.
Lemon juice is very acidic and can “cook” the fish similar to heat. Allowing the fish to sit with the lemon juice for 5 - 10 minutes, helps in the cooking process of this fish. The fish is super moist and flavorful. The fish needs to marinade for 30 minutes to fully “cook”, so this fish won’t cook much with the lemon, it will just get a head start.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg