Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies

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A fresh and fast meal, Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies couldn’t be easier to toss together and grill up quickly with the simple flavorings of some lemon, butter, salt, and pepper.

A fresh and fast meal, Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies couldn't be easier to toss together and grill up quickly with the simple flavorings of some lemon, butter, salt, and pepper.

Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies

You guys know how much I adore a bright and breezy meal, especially in the summer when I’d much rather spend my time adventuring with the kiddos than putting together lengthy, complex meals in the kitchen! Summer is the time for family connection and embracing rest and not taking life too seriously, and these salmon packs will help with pretty much all of that. I’m VERY into them.

Salmon on the grill is too easy, and cooking it in a pack with some quick-cooking veggies makes it even more simplified — plus, cleanup is effortless! We used zucchini and asparagus here, but you could also play with yellow squash, mushroom, bell pepper, or okra in your own foil packs.

You can also customize this meal with your favorite flavors and seasonings. I kept things pretty basic here (but so good and fresh, nonetheless!) with lemon, butter, and salt and pepper, but you could also use a zesty lemon pepper or other fish dry rub you love, as well as fresh herbs, like basil, oregano, and parsley. A little squirt of sriracha or some chopped up jalapeno is a great way to infuse some spice for you heat lovers out there!

A fresh and fast meal, Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies couldn't be easier to toss together and grill up quickly with the simple flavorings of some lemon, butter, salt, and pepper.

Can you put aluminum foil on the grill?

You sure can! However, if you’ve seen some old advice about using aluminum foil to cover the grates and turning the grill to high for a while to “clean” it, this is a big-time no-no. Foils covering the entirety of the grates restrict air flow into the grill, which could damage some of its internal components and be really dangerous.

But foil packets are a WHOLE different story! These will only take up, at most, half of your grill’s surface, allowing plenty of air flow and packing in the salmon and veggies conveniently to get nice, speedy cook on them.

What temperature should I grill salmon?

I cook salmon packs on a medium to medium-high heated grill for about 10 minutes. So fast, right? Fish is done when an instant read thermometer reads 145 degrees F. If you’re cooking the packs in an oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F., before placing the salmon packs on a baking sheet to cook for 10 to 12 minutes.

How do you tell when salmon is done cooking?

Odds are you won’t even need a thermometer to be able to tell the salmon’s done! Unlike steak or salmon, fish is pretty easy to read from the outside. Salmon flakes easily with a fork or tip of a knife when it’s all done and ready to eat.

A fresh and fast meal, Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies couldn't be easier to toss together and grill up quickly with the simple flavorings of some lemon, butter, salt, and pepper.

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Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

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A fresh and fast meal, Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Veggies couldn’t be easier to toss together and grill up quickly with the simple flavorings of some lemon, butter, salt, and pepper.


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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each (with or without skin)
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 1215 spears asparagus
  • Salt and pepper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Tear off 8 sheets of foil, each about 12 to 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.
  2. Evenly distribute the salmon fillets on the foil, setting them on top of the butter. Place zucchini on one side of the salmon and asparagus on the other.
  3. Brush the additional butter over the vegetables and fish. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Draw two opposite ends of the foil up, fold it over, and then fold each end (you want to securely seal the food inside, making a packet).
  5. Preheat your grill to medium to medium-high heat.
  6. Carefully place the foil packets on the grill, and cook with the lid shut for 10 minutes. Remove carefully with tongs.
  7. Carefully open the foil packets, and enjoy while still hot. Serve with lemon wedges and additional salt and pepper.

Notes

  • To bake in the oven: Place foil packets on a baking sheet, and bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the fish is cooked through. Remove from the oven, and enjoy while hot.
  • Feel free to use seasoning like lemon pepper or other blends instead of the salt and pepper in this recipe if you’d like.
  • 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).
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grilled fish, salmon, grilled salmon, foil packet, 30 minute dinner, easy dinner

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

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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