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wild salmon fillet with lemon slices and garlic butter

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Salmon recipe, Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil, Salmon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 250kcal


  • 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 to garnish
  • lemon slices to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet. The piece of foil should be large enough to fold over and seal the fish.
  • In a small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic, and melted butter or melted ghee. Whisk everything together.
    overhead view of a white bowl containing melted butter
  • Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet. Pour the butter mixture over the salmon.
    overhead view of melted butter being poured over salmon
  • Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
    overhead view of salmon with melted butter in a baking sheet
  • Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Make sure it is well sealed so that the sauce does not leak. Place the pan into the oven, and bake until cooked, about 12-16 minutes. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillet.*
    close up view of salmon folded in foil
  • Open the foil, and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the fish!
    overhead view of cooked salmon in a foil
  • 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.
    close up of baked salmon



*Cook the salmon until it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF.
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.


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 29.6g | Fat: 18.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 201mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g