This Oven Baked Salmon with lemon and herbs is incredibly flavorful, flaky and tender and ready in just 20 minutes. This healthy low carb and keto recipe is the perfect easy meal for busy weeknights.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a large sheet of parchment paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lay salmon on top and drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper..
In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, paprika and chili powder. Drizzle evenly over salmon. Sprinkle with half of the parsley, fold parchment paper or foil sides up to prevent juices from leaking through (does not have to cover salmon). (Let the salmon marinate for at least 15 minutes if you have time.)
For a complete meal with vegetables (omit this step if not making vegetables) - spread sheet pan with asparagus and broccoli florets and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and move the vegetables to the side, making room for the salmon. Place the salmon in the middle of the sheet pan and slide lemon slices underneath the salmon. Place another sheet of foil loosely over the salmon
Bake for 12-16 minutes (depending on how large your fish is), or until the salmon is flaky to your desired doneness but do not overcook. Open the foil and turn oven to broil - cooking for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
*nutritional info is calculated without the vegetables
If serving with the vegetables, the macros will be 296 calories & 5 NET carbs per serving