Foil wrapped salmon is a favorite recipe of my family. You can either grill or bake the salmon for the most amazing results. The fish is tender, flaky, and so tender. Trust me, my friends, give this a go for the most amazing dinner you will add into your weekly meal rotation.
Foil Wrapped Salmon
One of my favorite meals that are both mouthwatering and easy is this salmon recipe. Very little effort to make a wonderful dinner topped with fresh herbs.
During the summer, I use the herbs from my garden. My favorite combo is dill, basil, and parsley. I keep an indoor herb garden so I'm lucky to use fresh herbs year-round. This recipe really is best with fresh herbs.
Step by Step Instructions
- Place the herbs in the center of the foil.
- Top with lemon wedges.
- Season both sides of salmon with spices.
- Top the fish with more herbs.
- Place lemon wedges on top.
- Fold up the sides of foil to wrap the fish.
- Place the wrapped fish either on the grill or in the oven for 10-15 minutes
- The fish is completely cooked when the internal temperature hits 145°F.
Tips and FAQs
- Salmon steaks can be used also.
- The grill should be preheated to 400°F before adding the fish to the hot grill.
- There is no need to flip the salmon for this recipe.
- As per USDA, the temperature of cooked salmon should be 145°F.
- The fish will be translucent and flaky when cooked completely.
- My keto friends, salmon is for you. This is a very low-carb recipe.
- Use about 6-8 sprigs of your favorite herb combo such as tarragon, basil, and parsley. Any of your favorite fresh herbs will be flavor-packed.
- Use orange or lime slices on the top of the fish for a different zing of flavor.
- Add a bit of Dijon mustard to the top of the salmon for a twist of flavor.
- Spread with some homemade basil pesto before cooking.
- Melted butter and lemon is a great topping.
Why this recipe works so well
Wrapping the salmon in foil before baking or grilling seals in the flavors to ensure the fish is moist and tasty. Adding the herbs, spices, and any other flavors such as lemon enhances the flavor of the fish. Cooking the fish to 145°F will give you moist and mouthwatering salmon, every time.
What to make with this salmon recipe:
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash: A healthy veggie side dish.
- Chopped Cucumber Tomato Salad: A tasty side salad to keep the flavors light.
- Roasted Broccoli: Another easy side dish.
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: A hearty side dish that is so tasty.
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- Instant Read Meat Thermometer: A must-have for getting an appropriate temperature for cooked fish, meat, and poultry.
- Indoor Herb Garden: We have a few different herbs that we grow year-round in the house.
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Baked or Grilled Foil Wrapped Salmon Recipe
- 1 ½ pound salmon fillet Note 1
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 6-8 sprigs fresh herbs Note 2
- 1 lemon cut into ¼ inch slices
- Preheat the grill or oven to 375°F.
- Place a piece of aluminum foil on the counter.
- Place half the herbs and lemon slices on the foil.
- Rub both sides of the salmon with the olive oil.
- Season both sides of the salmon with the Seasoning Salt. Place the salmon on the foil
- Top with the remaining herb and lemon slices.
- Fold the foil closed on the salmon. Be sure to completely close the foil.
- Place the salmon on the grill or in the oven. If using the oven, place the salmon on a baking sheet in the oven.
- Cook the fish for about 10-15 minutes. The fish is cooked completely when the internal temperature is 145°F.
- Once cooked, remove from the foil. Optional garnish, additional lemon wedges, and chopped parsley.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.