Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil

Quick and easy Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil with broccoli and cauliflower makes an easy dinner recipe that is done in about 20 minutes.

Long live super simple dinner recipes that are easy to make, delicious, healthy, and a breeze to clean up! If any of those factors sounds like a good dinner in your book than you are going to love this recipe for garlic butter baked salmon in foil. There’s something magical about making a “packet dinner,” and salmon baking in a foil packet is no exception. The fish comes out moist and tender, the vegetables are steamed inside until they are tender crisp, and the simple garlic butter on top melts right into everything, making one delicious meal in a matter of minutes.

My kids eat and love seafood as often as they can get it. We don’t buy it often but when we do have it, it’s a treat we all enjoy. I often grill up fish fillets in the summer and these salmon foil packets are just as easy. Bonus – you can bake or grill them, making it really convenient any time of the year.

Quick and easy garlic butter baked salmon in foil with broccoli and cauliflower makes an easy dinner recipe that is done in about 20 minutes.

Tips and Tricks for making Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil:

  • The fresh lemon is a must – don’t skip it! You need 2 lemons: one to slice and bake with the fish and a second to cut into wedges for serving.
  • You can use just about any fresh herbs that you might have on hand. I use parsley, oregano, and basil most often (a combination of all three is great).
  • I just got this mini utensil set and love them! The little brush is just the right size for the butter in this recipe. We use the little spoons/scrapers/spatulas to get the last of the yogurt/applesauce/ketchup out of the bottom. They’d make a great gift or stocking stuffer. 🙂
  • Quick dinner tip: if your fish fillets are frozen individually, you can easily thaw them in a bowl of warm water in about 30 minutes.
  • This is really great served with some seasonal fruit and a load of my favorite no knead crusty bread or Santa Fe Rice. Both are great options.

Quick and easy garlic butter baked salmon in foil with broccoli and cauliflower makes an easy dinner recipe that is done in about 20 minutes.

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Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil


  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Quick and easy Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil with broccoli and cauliflower makes an easy dinner recipe that is done in about 20 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh herbs, optional
  • 8 lemon slices
  • 4 salmon fillets, 4 to 6 ounces each (with or without skin)
  • 2 cups bite-size broccoli florets
  • 2 cups bite-size cauliflower florets
  • Salt and pepper
  • Aluminum foil
  • lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter, garlic, and herbs until the butter is melted and the garlic fragrant, about 30 seconds. (This can also be done on the stove-top)
  2. Tear off 8 sheets of foil about 12 -14 inches long. Double up the foil by stacking two pieces on top of each other so you are working with 4 sets of foil –  2 pieces each. Brush a bit of the butter mixture in the center of each set of foil and place two slices of lemon on top of the butter.
  3. Evenly distribute the salmon fillets, broccoli, and cauliflower between each of the foil packets. Brush the additional butter over the vegetables and fish. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Draw two opposite ends of the foil up and fold it over and then fold each end (you want to seal the food inside, making a packet).
  5. Place foil packets on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until the fish is cooked through. Remove from the oven when fish is cooked through.
  6. Carefully open the foil packets and enjoy while still hot. Serve with additional lemon slices.

Notes

  1. You can use just about any fresh herbs that you might have on hand. I use parsley, oregano, and basil most often (a combination of all three is great).
  2. You can also grill these salmon packets over medium to medium-high heat for 12 to 15 minutes until the fish is cooked through – a great option to keep the oven off in the summer.

Keywords: easy salmon recipe, salmon in foil, healthy dinner ideas, how to bake salmon

Fresh, easy, and fast – just what all busy moms need in their life! Needing a little more quick dinner inspiration? One Pot Baked Ziti and Chicken Street Tacos are always on my go-to list!

Quick and easy garlic butter baked salmon in foil with broccoli and cauliflower makes an easy dinner recipe that is done in about 20 minutes.
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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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