Baked Salmon in Foil Makes for a Super Easy Dinner

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Baked Salmon in Foil comes together in minutes, tastes delicious, and reheats well, making it a practically perfect way to add more fish to your diet.

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Lately I’ve been on a salmon kick. It’s a good source of protein, for sure, but recently I read that it can make your skin beautiful, so I am all in!

In summertime, it’s easy for me to throw a few pieces on the grill, but now that it’s a little colder outside, I don’t want to leave my cozy cocoon. Not even for beautiful skin.

So, I’ve taken to baking it. In the oven. Nestled in a bed of veggies and blanketed in lemon slices. It’s pretty much one of the easiest and best dinners I know how to make.

You can make it, too. Preheat the oven to 425. Place a a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Layer your fish and veggies — I use asparagus or broccolette — on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Douse with seasonings. Cover with lemon slices. Wrap the foil into a tight packed and then bake for 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked and pulls apart easily.

This is so easy to do! And it makes for a delicious, protein-packed meal!

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How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. For instance, when I see a great price on salmon, I snatch it up and plan my meals around it. Or fill the freezer so that I have it when I want it. Lent begins next week, so we should be seeing some sales on fish. You can use this recipe for any kind of fish, but I like salmon the best!
  • Compare prices. This year I’m trying my hand at keeping a price book so that I can know a good deal (for sure) when I see it.

How I make this recipe easy:

Having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:

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  1. Looks scrumptious! Any suggestions for other vegetables? Asparagus and Broccolette don’t appear often at out house, I’ve never seen broccolette in the stores hear and good asparagus is generally too expensive for my budget.

    I have baked salmon before, but like the idea of cooking the veg at the same time.

  2. Susie Eckert says:

    Do you have any tips on reducing the fishy smell left behind? I love salmon, but can’t stand having the smell linger when I cook it inside.

    • I’ve only had that problem when the fish isn’t the freshest. Fish only smells “fishy” when it’s not quite it’s freshest. :/ You can grill the foil packets if you prefer. That keeps the odors outside.

      • I live in Alaska and we eat A LOT of salmon. The best way to reduce any fishy smell/taste is to put some kind of citrus on it and let it sit for a couple of minutes. I love baking salmon this way, but I also do it will fresh cilantro, garlic, lemon and a dash of honey.

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