This Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil recipe is an ultra-easy dinner to make during your busy weeknights. It’s ready in less than 25 minutes and it’s delicious with salads and roasted veggies.
I hope you all had a wonderful first week of spring! Here in Canada, the weather hasn’t fully felt like spring yet, but I hope it will soon. I have to say I’m already enjoying the longer days! For me, the best part of spring and summer are the long sunny days. I really don’t like when the days are cloudy and dark so I’m very excited about this season!
Anyways, let’s forget about the weather and talk about the easiest in foil dinner you’ll ever make! Before I had my baby boy, I didn’t mind spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking.
But now, this is the last thing that I want to do. I would rather have extra time enjoying my family. Recipes that are baked right in tinfoil is perfect for me. Why? Because it makes clean-up a breeze. If you are like me who hates to leave dirty dishes to do the next day, this Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil recipe is definitely for you.
This salmon in foil is also a great dinner option if you need to make something very quick. It’s ready in less than 25 minutes and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.
The longest thing you need to do is to melt the butter, mince the garlic and squeeze the lemon juice. Then you just need to whisk everything together, pour over the salmon, season with salt, black pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes, fold the sides of the foil over the salmon and bake it. Easy peasy!
Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil
This Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil is an ultra-easy and a flavourful dinner to make during your busy weeknights. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and is delicious with salads and roasted veggies.
- 1 ¼ pound salmon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnishing
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. The piece of foil should be big enough to fold over and seal the fish.
- In a small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic, and melted butter. Whisk everything together.
- Place salmon on prepared baking sheet.
- Pour the butter mixture over the salmon.
- Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
- Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Make sure it is well sealed so the sauce does not leak.
- Place into oven and bake until cooked for about 20-25 minutes*.
- Open the foil and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the fish!
- Remove from the oven. Using a spoon, pour some of the butter sauce left in the foil onto the salmon before serve. Then, garnish with parsley.
- Serve it with veggies, salad, rice or quinoa.
* Baking time may vary slightly due to the thickness of fish and your oven. Check the salmon every 5 mins after the cooking time.
** The salmon cannot be wrapped in parchment paper because of the boiler step.
Adapted from Little Spice Jar.
Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1/4
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 250
- Total Fat: 18.1g
- Saturated Fat: 6.9g
- Cholesterol: 105mg
- Sodium: 201mg
- Carbohydrates: 0.5g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Sugar: 0.1g
- Protein: 29.6g
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