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