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Delicious Baked Salmon w/Capers, Lemon and Thyme

Here's the salmon scoop:  

If it's wild, it's not Atlantic, 

if it's Atlantic, it's not wild; 

if it's Pacific...
get to know your fishmonger well!

Atlantic salmon is farm-raised, and almost all Atlantic salmon sold in grocery stores is farm-raised.  Wild Atlantic salmon is an endangered species, fishing for it is prohibited in this country.  

To add to the confusion ~ there are 5 species of wild Pacific salmon, rely on your fishmonger...
Whatever...  I love salmon and  for dinner, this time I opted for a simple version of the fish.

Brush the salmon with melted butter, then arrange lemon slices, capers and thyme over the top.

This is simplicity ~ hassle-free delicious salmon to go with your favorite sides! 

Baked Salmon w/Capers, Lemon and Thyme
Printable recipe


1½ pounds slab of salmon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 lemon, sliced thin
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Kosher salt and seasoned pepper
Non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 400º.
Coat a baking sheet with spray.
Place salmon on baking sheet, skin side down.
Brush the salmon with butter, and season with salt and pepper.
Arrange lemon slices, capers and thyme over top.
Bake in 400º for about 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.



Tomorrow night is Game 1 of the World Series!


  1. I find that wild Pacific salmon doesn't taste as good as farm raised variety..the meat isn't as firm as I like..your baked salmon looks very delicious, Pam.

    1. Thanks, Angie! Interesting, have to find some now. Take care

  2. Pam, This is a great meal! Healthy and packed with great flavor... Our favorite salmon, although expensive and only available for a short time each year, is the Copper River variety. GO CUBS!!! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks, Dave! Sounds good to me! GO CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. The dish looks terrific.
    You seem to know a lot about the products you use in your recipes. Now, I've learnt something about salmon types. Thanks.

    1. Thanks, Dita! I try to. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Salmon is already my choice for dinner tonight, and I'll be making it something like your recipe, but I want to serve it cold so no butter! All the issues related to sustainable fish and which are best for health (i.e. no mercury) are complex, aren't they?

    best... mae at

    1. Hi Mae! Bet yours is delicious, love cold salmon. Sustainable is definitely a politically correct word, but most often, the definition regarding the product is unclear and I think maybe we were better off before all of this. Complex, for sure!

  5. As always, your food looks good.

    PS: Are you on G+?

    1. Thanks, Ivy! I am on G+. You'll see the link on the upper right side bar here, under Hello! and Connect Here. 😊

  6. I love salmon, and this looks great- So confusing, with all the different kinds though. We love salmon for a quick and easy supper. :) Go Cubs!

    1. Hi henfruit! It's all confusing to me, but I know for sure, I love salmon! Go Cubs!

  7. Looks delicious Pam - We like capers with our crappie but have not tried them with salmon, but need to.

    1. Hi Larry! Capers add a great touch, bet they be good on your crappie!

  8. Salmon is always a favourite in this house and this sounds delicious. Hope all is well Diane

  9. Mmmm, salmon. Love the wild Alaskan salmon, although of course you can buy it fresh only for a few months of the year. This looks great -- such a great way to prepare a superb fish. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, John! It was definitely better than the picture is! 😊

  10. Pam, this salmon sounds and looks delicious, I love the combination of capers and tasty!
    Hope you are enjoying your week :)

    1. Thanks, Juliana! Capers are great with salmon. You have a great weekend!

  11. I love this simple, delicious recipe! I'm going to add salmon to our menu next week. My dad grew up on the near north side---he's rooting for the Cubbies from heaven. We're rooting right along with him!!!

    1. Thanks, Liz! Woo hoo! Nortubbies! Northsiders love the Cubbies! Go Cubs!!!

  12. Great salmon recipe, love capers. I think I had Wild Atlantic salmon only once. I was somewhere remote and it was given to the family I was with by Native Americans who can fish it. So good.

  13. Sometimes simple recipes are the best, they let the fresh flavors shine. I'm sure your salmon was great.

  14. The salmon looks amazing..looks like an awesome recipe Pam!


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