Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Dec 13, 2020
Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
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Baked Salmon in Foil with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce and Asparagus – Whip up this quick and delicious baked salmon in foil recipe tonight! Salmon and asparagus are baked together with a rich buttery sauce in individual foil packs. The bright lemon flavors pair perfectly with butter, and garlic adds a pungent touch to this wonderful care-free dinner. This is THE oven-baked salmon recipe of your dreams! Low-carbpaleogluten-free and keto-friendly – Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs

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1. To prepare the oven-baked salmon in foil packs: Preheat your oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Cut 2 sheets of 14 by 12-inch (35 x 30 cm) heavy-duty aluminum foil then lay each piece separately on the countertop. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the garlic butter sauce: broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce.

2. Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and divide salmon onto the aluminum foil near the center then place trimmed asparagus to one side of the salmon, following the long direction of the foil.

3. You can adjust salmon fillets seasoning with more salt and pepper, then sprinkle garlic on top. Drizzle the garlic butter sauce generously over the salmon fillets and asparagus.

4. Divide butter pieces evenly among the foil packets, layering them over the salmon fillet and asparagus.

5. Wrap salmon foil packets in and crimp edges together then wrap ends up. Don’t wrap too tight – keep a little extra space inside for heat to circulate. 

6. Transfer the salmon foil packs to a baking sheet and bake salmon in the oven, sealed side upward until salmon has cooked through, about 9 – 12 minutes. 

7. Carefully unwrap the baked salmon in foil packets then drizzle with more lemon juice and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and a slice of lemon. Enjoy!

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Tips for the salmon foil packs

This really is an incredibly easy baked salmon recipe: If you’re missing an ingredient, don’t worry! This salmon recipe is very versatile, use what you have in the pantry. No butter? Use olive oil, ghee, or any oil you have. Don’t like asparagus? Use zucchini or broccoli. Make it your own! Here are a few tips on how to bake salmon in foil:

How to Make baked salmon foil packet

  • You can double the amounts of salmon fillets for a family meal.
  • In general, it is better to not overcook salmon fillets. If you like salmon and asparagus a bit crispy, just open the foil packs and broil the salmon in the oven for 2 minutes.
  • Asparagus can be thick and take longer to cook. You can blanch them first in boiling water for a few minutes before draining and baking in foil packs.
  • If aluminum foil is a concern, you can use parchment paper to make the salmon foil packets. Another way to do it is to line the foil with parchment paper, the foil will ensure the salmon packet is well sealed, and you can even throw it on the bbq!
  • For non-keto dieters, a teaspoon of honey over the salmon fillets before baking is a must!

How Long to bake the salmon foil packs

Salmon only needs 9-12 minutes of cooking time in a hot, preheated oven (425°F – 220°C). Baking the salmon at a high temperature quickly roasts the exterior and seals in the natural juiciness of the salmon, making it tender and moist. You can open the packets and broil/grill in the last 2 minutes of cook time to get those crispy, golden charred edges. Since salmon filets can vary in size, keep an eye on the salmon towards the end of cooking since a thinner salmon fillet will cook faster and a thicker filet such as a fattier farmed salmon, or a thick wild salmon fillet may take longer to cook.

The best types of salmon to make baked salmon in foil

Any of these types of salmon will work with this recipe: Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, or King Salmon. Overall, wild-caught salmon (not farmed) is always better if you have the choice.

What to serve with the baked salmon in foil?

If you’re extra hungry, add a side of cauliflower rice, or roasted vegetables. Of course, you can tuck a slice of tomato, some celery, or sliced carrot, in the foil packet to make it more consistent. If you’re not on a keto diet, a good slice of country bread will soak up the delicious cooking juices of this easy baked salmon in foil.

How to Store Cooked Salmon

Baked salmon will last up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator if stored properly. Store cooled salmon in an airtight container, seal, and refrigerate. To freeze, store cooled salmon in sealed airtight containers for up to 1 month.

What other readers say about this baked salmon in foil recipe

“This was a wonderful meal. Really happy with how the asparagus turned out. I think it would work well with Brussel sprouts too! 😉” – Jay

“This baked salmon in foil is so delicious even picky eaters could eat this! :)” – Jaia

“Kid approved! It was great. Made broccoli instead. This salmon recipe is a keeper.” – Marie

“IT WAS SO GOOD! Easiest recipe ever, and it didn’t take long at all, only 20 mins tops (including prep). It’s a winner in our house!” – Megan

“I made this baked salmon in foil for my son in law and myself. It was fantastic. He went crazy for it. If you don’t like too much heat, just use less hot sauce. I used two teaspoons instead of the tablespoon.” – Diana

“Very Delicious! We cooked the salmon on the grill for about the same time as the recipe calls for. Great flavor!” – Twila

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  • Kate

    2021-02-21 16:23:14

    This quickly became the single greatest thing I’ve ever made. I forgot the broth when I was at the store so I used vegetable oil. This is such a fantastic recipe!

  • Joe

    2021-02-21 14:11:34

    Well his is my first time with this recipe and my wife and I enjoyed it, I read the review from June and she certainly miss read the ingredient's as garlic is mentioned ,and from a personnel view the garlic was the key to its success ,Thanks

  • June

    2021-02-03 13:20:39

    It’s tasty, but I’m confused by the use of the words ‘garlic butter sauce’ for a sauce that uses neither garlic nor butter? I was looking to see either in the recipe but it doesn’t call for them, so that was confusing lol. Otherwise, tastes good!

  • Lori

    2021-01-31 16:14:33

    This was so delicious!! Wow!!! Thanks!!

  • cheryk

    2021-01-22 19:01:48

    this recipe is very very yummy love it

  • Pam

    2021-01-19 16:46:00

    This is one of the best salmon recipes I have found .So easy and very tasty.

  • Nikki

    2021-01-17 21:36:12

    I just recently started eating salmon this past year and this is hands down the best recipe I’ve tried thus far! I made the recipe for 3 and it was fairly easy to multiply the recipe. I will say my asparagus was a tad too crunchy for my liking so I may cook that separately next time. All-in-all very great recipe! 5 stars!

  • Nikki Parker

    2020-11-19 20:33:32

    Love love love this recipe. I've always struggled with salmon but this recipe has given me life! On top of that my family absolutely loves it as well (including the kids!).

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