Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

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Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
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Baked Salmon in Foil Recipe – Whip up this quick and easy salmon 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 baked salmon recipe of your dreams! Low-carbpaleogluten-free, and keto-friendly – Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the baked salmon recipe with asparagus

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Baked salmon in foil recipe

If you want to impress your family at dinnertime with a delicious and easy recipe, then give this baked salmon with asparagus a try! The salmon and vegetables are wrapped in individual foil packets, ensuring they stay juicy and flavorful.

The seasoning includes a zesty mix of garlic, broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce, with a sprinkle of parsley or cilantro for added freshness. After just a few minutes in the oven, your family can unwrap their foil packet and enjoy perfectly cooked salmon with a burst of citrus. It’s a flavorful and fuss-free meal that everyone will love!

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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. Combine broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce in a small bowl.

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

3. Adjust the salmon fillets’ seasoning with more salt and pepper, then sprinkle garlic on top. Drizzle the mixture of broth, lemon juice, and hot 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, 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 baked salmon foil packs

This 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 bake salmon in foil

  • In general, it is better not to overcook salmon fillets. If you like salmon and asparagus a bit crispy, 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, 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!
  • You can double the number of salmon fillets for a family meal.
  • In step 1, if you like you can make the sauce with melted butter and minced garlic combined with broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce.

How long does it take to bake the salmon foil packs?

Salmon only needs 9-12 minutes of cooking 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 recipe?

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 salmon recipe.

How to Store Cooked Salmon

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

How to customize this salmon in foil recipe

  • Substitute the butter with olive oil or a healthier alternative if you like.
  • Use different vegetables, such as zucchini or bell peppers, instead of asparagus.
  • For variety, try using a different type of fish, such as cod or trout.
  • Serve the baked salmon in foil over a bed of quinoa or rice for a complete meal.
  • Experiment with baked salmon with hot sauces to find your favorite flavor combination.

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  • Barb Jackson

    2024-05-17 21:34:07

    This was fabulous! Moist and loaded with flavor. I didn’t have broth so used white wine. Truthfully, I don’t think I have had better salmon.

  • Verlie

    2024-03-09 00:36:03

    Loved it, very good taste, will certainly make it again!

  • Marcie

    2024-02-16 18:30:29

    Can tuna steaks be substituted for salmon?

  • Tammy

    2024-01-16 19:27:15

    Super easy and super delicious. I didn't have the minced garlic so i sprinkled garlic powder on them.....There wasn't a plate with anything left on it!!

  • Jenny

    2023-09-03 20:43:30

    Such a simple, delicious dinner! Made this last week and will be making again tomorrow. We love it! Instead of Sriracha I used hot sauce, perfect!

  • April

    2023-08-24 19:55:05

    I was looking for a new Salmon recipe and thos did not disappoint! I can't handle too much heat so I only used 1/2 the saracha. I also used fresh green beans instead of asparagus. This was absolutely delicious 😋

  • Claire

    2023-02-12 15:23:15

    Absolutely delicious. But the salmon might take longer than 12 minutes. Mine took 15.

  • Jean

    2022-12-30 19:16:43

    This is good, however, the instructions are confusing.

  • Jordyn

    2022-09-22 19:07:00

    Would this work in an air fryer?

  • Gwyn L.

    2022-08-15 23:02:20

    Fabulous! The cook time seemed short. We had to cook it for like 30 minutes to get the salmon mostly done. I don't mind medium rare salmon but hubby likes his cooked through. It was perfect. The asparagus was crispy and the salmon was moist and juicy. Garnished it when cilantro. I've already shared it with 3 family members who said they are going to cook this as well. It was cooked as written except for the cook time. Thanks for a great recipe.

  • Sandy

    2022-06-21 19:31:31

    I made this was absolutely delicious.

  • Deb Walser

    2022-06-11 07:41:45

    I made this with Ahi Tuna fillets, absolutely fabulous

  • Lori Selski

    2022-06-05 08:35:01

    This is a wonderful recipe, easy to follow and it turned out perfectly. I sprinkled a little fresh dill over the dish before serving. This was a huge hit with everyone who ate it.

  • RiNi

    2022-05-21 14:57:04

    The instructions 3 and 4 were very confusing. How do I make the lemon garlic butter? Why do I put the garlic and butter on top and not in the sauce mix with lemon juice, veggie broth and hot sauce? And then? What do I do with this? I guess I have to follow my experience and hope for the best

  • Ellen

    2022-05-12 23:26:50

    The salmon and asparagus were not done at the same time. Didn’t care for the sauce because butter was diluted with salmon juice.

  • arii

    2021-11-14 02:10:35

    I tried it first last week and now I'm back so I can experience the whole thing again! Loved the taste!

  • Angelo

    2021-08-14 16:52:03

    I'm not a seafood eating person but i must said, nice. I mistakenly picked up a pack of trout instead of salmon. I incorporated your recipe to the trout. Boy I must say that trout was delicious. That's for my mistake my wife, the seafood expert, love it.

  • Marsha

    2021-06-30 22:23:56

    I made it for my husband, and he loved it! He said it was phenomenal ,best salmon he’s had. I didn’t have sriracha so I used crystal hot sauce. Can’t wait to try it with sriracha though. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Bobby

    2021-06-15 21:52:40

    This was delightful. Good call on the sriracha. Will definitely be making again.

  • Tami

    2021-06-01 20:04:40

    I started a life change today. And this was my dinner. I loved it! It was simple to made and easy to clean up. I followed the recipe exactly and especially loved the zip of siracha. Great start to a new way of eating.

  • Bibiana

    2021-05-10 20:53:36

    The most delicious I've had in a long time

  • Sherry

    2021-05-03 05:30:03

    The salmon was delicious... But asparagus not cooked enough for my taste. I popped it in the microwave but stems got a little rubbery. Overall it was really good!

  • Candy

    2021-04-29 18:18:48

    It is a great recipe! Easy to make and baked nice and flaky. My family loves it. If the asparagus ends are too woody I either cook alittle before I add them . I have used broccoli also. Love this!

  • Paradise

    2021-04-25 20:55:17

    It sounded like a great dish until I read the instructions, where is the garlic butter sauce? I only see lemon juice & hot sauce to pour on. Is #7 meaning the lemon juice is the mixture? I'm still going to try and make it but, I follow recipes because I have to.

  • Peter

    2021-04-25 17:56:54

    Good recipe, I definitely left it in the oven too long as the salmon was dry but the aspargus, sauce, and seasonings were top notch, to the person below I definitely wouldnt reccomend serving in foil, when cutting into the meal the foil will get mixed up with the dish. Final point, step 3 in the process involves pouring "garlic butter" over the salmon and asparagus, is this a mistake? I believe you intended to write the sauce mixture (lemon juice, hot sauce and veg broth) and not garlic butter

  • Benita

    2021-04-16 22:04:21

    Question, do you just serve these in the foil packets? I’m have 12 people and it would be easier to give them each a packet.

  • Simone

    2021-04-04 18:47:15

    Haven't made it yet but, as the only fish eater in my house I'm always looking for quick and easy recipes amd salmon is my go to protein. As I said, haven't made it yet but already salivating! I'll get back to you when I've had the full experience!

  • Cassidy

    2021-04-04 13:24:38

    I’m excited to try this! For 4 servings would I just double every ingredient listed?

  • 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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