Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lemon Salmon Foil Packets


  • 2 salmon filets, thawed 
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 4 slices of butter (I probably used about a tablespoon per filet, but you can use more or less)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and crushed
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Lay out two pieces of heavy duty foil (About 12-18 inches long)
  3. Slice lemon into thin rounds. (Optional: Save the ends for zesting!)
  4. Lay six lemon slices into the middle of each piece of foil. (You'll have two rows of three. You'll want to overlap them a bit so it will be roughly the size of your salmon filet.)
  5. Lay your salmon filets on top of each bed of lemon slices.
  6. Divide the minced garlic evenly and sprinkle it over each filet.
  7. Place two slices of butter onto each filet, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. If you saved your lemon ends, zest them over the salmon.
  9. Wrap foil tightly around salmon by taking to opposite ends of the foil and bringing them together over the salmon. Fold the edges down a few times, creating a seal. Take the two remaining ends, twist them, and bend them upward.
  10. Place salmon packets on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes


  1. I just made these and, WOW! It's so delicious! My husband and I both agree that it's our new favorite salmon recipe. Thank you!

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  3. Yum!! I use this recipe over and over!

  4. This is yummy. We prepare it in the morning, and cook on our boat's grill for dinner.

  5. I normally don't like fish but recently started trying to put some into my diet and I LOVED!!!!!! This recipe
    Thanks for posting it.

  6. I have been cooking salmon like this for a while and it is so easy and no mess. I always add vegetables in with it and they cook perfectly

  7. rather than the foil I use aluminum pan (small steamer) and cover with foil. easier to put in and remove from oven.

  8. I'd like to try this dish soon. What is best to pair with this one?

    1. Asparagus goes really well with salmon and if you want another side maybe some rice.