Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
23 mins
This Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil is an ultra-easy and flavourful dinner to make during your busy weeknights. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and is delicious with salads and roasted veggies.
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  • pounds salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic — minced
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or melted ghee
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼  teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley — for garnishing
  • lemon slices — for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil. The piece of foil should be large enough to fold over and seal the fish.
  2. In a small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic, and melted butter or melted ghee. Whisk everything together.
  3. Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Pour the butter mixture over the salmon.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Make sure it is well sealed so that the sauce does not leak.

  7. Place the pan into the oven, and bake until cooked, about 12-16 minutes. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillet.*

  8. Open the foil, and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the fish!

  9. Remove from the oven. Using a spoon, pour some of the butter sauce left in the foil onto the salmon before serving. Then, garnish with parsley.

Recipe Notes

*Cook the salmon until it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF.
Suggested sides: Easy Mediterranean Salad, Mashed Cauliflower recipe, Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Green Beans with Tahini SauceCauliflower "Potato" Salad, and this Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower.
If you have salmon leftovers, make this Salmon Chopped Salad recipe. So good!!
And if you love salmon recipes, I have a  list of other delicious salmon recipes for you to try.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Salmon recipe, Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil, gluten-free, low-carb, Salmon recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 250, 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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