Salmon Baked in Foil

If you have yet to enjoy the benefits of baking in foil, now is the time. This salmon dish turned out so moist and so flavorful I might just make baking in foil my go-to method for preparing my favorite fish. The foil helps lock in moisture and flavor, resulting in incredibly delightful morsels you won’t get enough of.

Below is a fairly simple recipe with easy-to-find ingredients, giving you no excuse not to try it soon. Feel free to make little adjustments here and there to suit your preference. For example, I like to add a tad more lemon juice because I just love the acidity it brings to the dish. Maybe you’re the same, or maybe you prefer a more garlicky kick or a sweeter honey flavor. Totally up to you.

Yield: 1–2 servings

Total time: 50 minutes


  • 200 grams salmon slab
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 lemon slices
  • salt and pepper to season


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  2. Prepare the baking tray by lining it with aluminum foil large enough to wrap the entire salmon in.
  3. Place the salmon slab on the foil and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  4. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, and honey.
  6. Carefully pour the mixture on the salmon, making sure to cover the entire top surface.
  7. Top with lemon slices.
  8. Wrap the fish in the foil.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.
  10. After 25 minutes, take the tray out and carefully open the foil to expose the salmon.
  11. Place the tray back in the oven and broil for 5 minutes.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

I feasted on my fish with some red rice, but I imagine it’d go well with roasted or sautéed vegetables too. Some buttery mashed potatoes or creamy pasta can work as well. I say go ahead and get creative with your pairings!


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