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Herb Basted Salmon - A Family Feast

Dinner Party Series – Part 3: Herb Basted Salmon

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 30 minsCook: 20 minsTotal: 50 minutes


  • 1 ounce raw (unroasted) almonds
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 medium sized salmon fillet (about one and one half to two pounds)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lay almonds on a sheet pan and roast for 10-15 minutes until toasted. Cool and pulse in a food processor until finely chopped but not ground.
  3. Raise oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  4. In a small bowl, mix parsley, basil, butter, oil, zest and almonds to form a paste.
  5. Place salmon in a parchment lined sheet pan, or in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and slather the herb mixture all over the top of the salmon. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes per inch of thickness. (Ours was 1½ inches thick and baking for 15 minutes was the perfect amount of time).
  6. Note: Increase all other ingredients if you buy a larger filet. The finished filet should be covered completely in a thin layer of the basting mixture before you bake it.

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