1 large salmon fillet
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 medium lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
½ cup butter, melted (see note)
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
fresh herbs for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with nonstick foil. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste and lay on foil. Slip lemon slices under edges of salmon. Fold edges of foil up around the sides of the salmon, but not covering the salmon.
Stir together melted butter, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Pour sauce over salmon and fold the rest of the foil over the salmon. Bake for 15 minutes.
Pull back the edges of the foil to uncover the top of the salmon fillet and set oven to broil. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs and cracked black pepper (if desired) and serve.
This recipe is perfect for a very large salmon fillet. if you are using a small to medium sized fillet and want a bit lighter version, feel free to half the ingredients.