Marinated Salmon Recipe: This Easy Salmon Recipe Soaks Up the Flavors of Lemon, Garlic & Thyme (Cooks in 10 Minutes!) by 30Seconds Food

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Marinated Salmon Recipe: This Easy Salmon Recipe Soaks Up the Flavors of Lemon, Garlic & Thyme (Cooks in 10 Minutes!)

Salmon is a quick and easy dinner that is still relatively inexpensive compared to other types of fish. This easy marinated salmon recipe can be cooked on an indoor grill, outdoor grill or in a skillet or grill pan.

The flavors of lemon, thyme and garlic soak into the salmon, creating a flavorful, flaky, juicy fish that cooks in about 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite vegetable (maybe healthy asparagus?). Quinoa or brown rice would also be a nice side dish for this easy salmon recipe.

Cuisine: American / Mediterranean 
Prep Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour to marinate 
Cook Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 40 minutes to 70 minutes
Servings: 4 


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, thyme and garlic in a plastic food storage zipper bag. Season with salt and pepper. Add the salmon and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an indoor grilloutdoor grillgrill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Oil the grate or pan. 
  3. Remove the salmon from the marinade and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and flaky. Serve with additional lemon slices. 

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Quick and easy and tasty salmon is what dinner is all about! 🙌🏼
Can't go wrong with lemon and salmon and I'm trying this soon...
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
OMG, what an easy, delicious salmon recipe. Love this! #yum

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