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Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Dec 1, 2021
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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 salmon recipe with asparagus

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Directions

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 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 baked 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 bake salmon in foil

  • 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!
  • You can double the amounts of salmon fillets for a family meal.
  • At step 1, you can make the sauce with melted butter and minced garlic combined with the other ingredients.

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 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 and store cooled salmon in an airtight container, seal, and refrigerate. To freeze, store cooled salmon in sealed airtight containers for up to 1 month.

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  • 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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