This Greek-inspired Roasted Salmon with Feta and Herbs recipe is perfect for any occasion. Rich and tender salmon is coated in a garlic-infused compound butter with fresh parsley, dill, chives, oregano, and bright lemon zest. After roasting to perfection, the salmon is topped with crumbled feta and broiled until the cheese is lightly golden and creamy.
For the compound butter:
- 4 tbsp (57 g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
- 2 tsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
- Zest of 1 lemon, divided
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder (may sub for 2 cloves minced garlic)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
For the rest of the dish:
- 1 1/2 lb salmon filet, deboned and patted dry
- 6 oz Greek block feta, drained of brine and crumbled
- Optional: Additional chopped parsley, dill, chives, as desired
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit / 220 degrees Celcius. You should have one oven rack positioned in the center of the oven, and (if you have a second rack) the second in the top position under the broiler. Line a baker's half-sheet pan with parchment paper and reserve it to the side.
- Prepare the compound butter: In a medium bowl combine the softened butter, chopped parsley, dill, chives, chopped oregano, about 2 tsp of the lemon zest (reserving the remaining tsp of lemon zest to the side for later), garlic, salt, and pepper. Using a fork or spatula, thoroughly mix all the ingredients together until well combined and reserve to the side.
- Season the salmon: Transfer the salmon to the reserved parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a silicone spatula, spread the compound butter over the top of the salmon until it is evenly coated.
- Cook the salmon: Roast the salmon in the middle rack for 15 minutes or until the salmon has reached about 135 degrees Fahrenheit / 57 degrees Celcius, which can be tested with a meat thermometer, then remove from heat.
- Change your oven temperature to broil on high. Make sure that you have an oven rack in the top position under the broiler.
- Top the salmon with crumbled feta, and return to the oven on the top rack to broil for 3-5 minutes or until the feta is lightly golden and the internal temperature of the fish has reached 145 degrees Fahrenheit / 63 degrees Celcius.
- Finish and enjoy! Top with additional fresh parsley, dill, chives, and remaining lemon zest. Serve warm with sides of your choice; My favorite accompaniments are roasted asparagus and fluffy rice.
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- Serving Size: 1/4 of the filet
- Calories: 486
- Sodium: 846 mg
- Fat: 27 g
- Saturated Fat: 12 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Protein: 55 g
- Cholesterol: 60 mg
Keywords: salmon, seafood, feta, Greek, herbs, compound butter