Monday, November 28, 2011

Salmon in Foil Packets

Bit of a hiatus... I'll explain why later... but for now, at least for this one post, I'm back!

And what a way to come back!  This salmon baked in foil is healthy, super delicious, elegant enough to serve to company, and SO simple you won't even believe it.

To be fair, I have to credit my friend and old roomie Jennifer for the idea.  She used to make something nearly identical with chicken, and like so many other things she cooked for me, I never forgot it!

The Mayo Clinic cookbook uses the same method but with salmon, and I made that recipe back in high school and was quite impressed with myself.

Well, enough said, here's the recipe.

Salmon in Foil Packets

salmon filets, skin off (as many as you want)
red onion, sliced super thin
lemon, sliced super thin
thyme sprigs
garlic, peeled and sliced super thin
juice from remaining lemon
olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  2. Arrange salmon filets on their individual sheets of foil (the foil will fold up to form a little package for each serving, later).  3. Top with S&P. Top with lemon, onion, and garlic slices. Lay thyme springs on top. Drizzle with lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil.  4. Fold up each piece of foil tightly around the salmon like a present. (Make sure you can easily unwrap it to check the doneness later though).  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, tops.

Here it is pre-bake:


  1. Yum! Easy to prep and quick to clean up. This might be dinner this week.

  2. Yay! I'd totally forgotten about my chicken packets. Definitely have to try this one soon!