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.
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. Salmon dinner is pretty much one of the easiest and best dinners I know how to make.
How do you make baked salmon in foil?
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lay a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum on a baking sheet.
Lay the salmon fillet on the aluminum foil. Lay the brocolette or asparagus spears on either side of the fish.
Drizzle the fish and asparagus with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and other seasonings. Layer the lemon slices over all.
Fold the sides of the foil into a tight packet around the fish and asparagus. Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked and pulls apart easily. Alternatively, you can cook the salmon in foil on a hot grill until cooked.
How long do you bake salmon in foil?
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!
Can I use frozen salmon for this salmon in foil recipe?
Yes you can! That is how I make this a good cheap eat. It’s one of the things I always keep in my freezer!
Just be sure to thaw the fish before you bake it.
What do I serve with a salmon dinner?
The beauty of this recipe is that the vegetables are baked in the foil alongside the salmon. But you could also serve with this salmon in foil recipe a simple rice pilaf.
How to make this salmon dinner 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. It’s a great way to stock your freezer and save some money. 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:
Baked Salmon in Foil
- 1 lb whole salmon fillet
- 1 lb brocolette or asparagus, trimmed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp dried dill
- 1 lemon thinly sliced
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lay a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum on a baking sheet.
- Lay the salmon fillet on the aluminum foil. Lay the brocolette or asparagus spears on either side of the fish.
- Drizzle the fish and asparagus with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasonings. Layer the lemon slices over all.
- Wrap the foil into a tight packet around the fish and asparagus. Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked and pulls apart easily. Alternatively, you can cook the fish packet on a hot grill until cooked.