Quick and Easy Salmon with Dill

Super Quick and Easy Salmon with Dill | The Baking Beauties
When trying to answer the dreaded “What’s for supper” question, I usually run down a mental check list. It goes something like this:

  1. What do I have in the house?
  2. Do I have the time to make it?
  3. Will the kids eat it?
  4. Does it have any nutritional value?

When it comes to frozen salmon fillets, as long as #1 is answered yes, it can easily be on our table in less than 1/2 hour and everyone will be happy. My kids actually both loves salmon, and they like it when it make it simple. No maple sauce (although that is how I would like to have it), nothing fancy, just simple flavours, and if they can have a wedge of lemon to squeeze on it, all the better. This recipe for Quick and Easy Salmon with Dill is nothing fancy, but it has helped to answer the “What’s for supper” question more than once. I hope you and your family will enjoy it too.

Do your kids likes play a part in helping you decide what to make for supper? 

 Much to my kids dismay, it doesn’t always. Some days, they just have to suck it up and eat a few forkfuls of whatever it is that I’ve made. So’s life!

Quick and Easy Salmon with Dill
Serves: 4
Sometimes you're not sure what to make for dinner. This salmon is so easy, but delicious, that it has answered my "What's for Dinner?" question many times.
  • 1 pound salmon fillets or steaks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I like to line my baking sheets with parchment, it guarantees that my food won't stick, but it also makes clean up quite a bit easier).
  2. Rinse the salmon, and arrange on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder and dried dill. Place pieces of butter evenly over the fish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.



10 Responses to Quick and Easy Salmon with Dill

  1. betty r March 21, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Looks like a wonderful supper, the asparagus and quinoa a great addition to the meal.

  2. Joy March 21, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    I struggle with menu making! I have 3 kids (23,21,18) w/their work & school, my husband & my
    schedule its the "see who will be home for dinner game" And what they will eat.

  3. Amanda on Maui March 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Too funny that you should post about salmon today. I dreamed about cooking salmon for a good portion of the night!

  4. laurie March 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Looks amazing! Salmon is such a great "go to" meal. I have two boys [21] and hubby at home. I still think about whether the boys will eat what I make or not. The boys can fend for themselves if need be. It's usually more of a question if I want them cooking or should I say messing up my kitchen!

  5. Kim-Cook it Allergy Free March 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    This has answered our "What's for dinner" quandary many many times. My boys like salmon too so it makes it an easy decision. Thanks for sharing this one!

  6. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties March 24, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    @betty r, Betty, my kids do really well with the asparagus, and thankfully, they are starting to enjoy quinoa too. :)

  7. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties March 24, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    @Joy, The "What's for supper" game is never fun, huh? Probably worse as they get older & busier!

  8. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties March 24, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    @Amanda on Maui, Ha, it's like it was meant to be! Salmon is following you through your dreams, and online!

  9. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties March 24, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    @laurie, Ha, love that…whether to cook for them, or have to clean up the kitchen after them. :) I'm not good at sharing my kitchen either.

  10. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties March 24, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    @Kim-Cook it Allergy Free, Glad to hear your kids like salmon too. I just wish mine liked it with different sauces or flavours. Ah well, can't be disappointed that they like a simple dish. :)

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