This Super Simple Salmon Recipe Gets Dinner on the Table in 15 Minutes

It's time to stop fussing with your fish. Our easiest-ever roasted salmon recipe will take you from oven to table in mere minutes.

Photo: Costas Millas

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If you’ve ever struggled to achieve perfectly flaky salmon or get a crispy skin on your filets, you know just how challenging cooking seafood can be. Sure, it seems simple, but more often than not something goes sideways. In fact, one of our readers’ most-asked questions? It’s how to stop messing up their fish! But we’ve got a solution: An incredibly simple salmon dinner that you can’t screw up. Seriously, our Roasted Salmon with Capers & Dill recipe is so easy, you can get a delicious (and healthy!) dinner on the table in under 20 minutes. It’s a meal that’s satisfying, simple and low-effort – but it’ll make a big impression no matter how you’re serving it.

And if you have just 15 minutes of time in the evening, you can make our Roasted Salmon with Capers & Dill. This easiest-ever recipe comes together with just a few ingredients (butter, garlic, capers and dill) and a quick pop into the oven. After you drizzle the melted butter over your salmon, it’s an entirely hands-off recipe. Who doesn’t want to spend less time standing over the stove and more time enjoying quick, healthy meals?

It’s time to toss out your complicated seafood recipes, because once you try this incredibly easy roasted salmon, you’re never going to want to go back.

Roasted Salmon with Capers & Dill

Prep Time
5 min
15 min


  • 4 6-oz wild, skin-on salmon fillets
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp organic unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp drained and roughly chopped capers
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried dill


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Mist an oven safe dish with cooking spray. 
  2. Place salmon in a prepared dish, skin side down, and season with pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together, butter, capers, garlic and dill. Spread over top of salmon. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the salmon is opaque and flakes when touched.