We eat a lot of salmon in our home.
First of all, salmon is very accessible and secondly, it’s healthy and loaded with omega 3, a brain food which is great for little G.
Baked Salmon with Foil
Baked Salmon with Foil is the easiest way to cook salmon in the oven.
First of all, the salmon will remain moist, juicy and flavorful.
Secondly, there is no dirty dish to clean.
It’s so easy!
This foil-wrapped Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon has become one of my favorite recipes whenever I want a quick dish for dinner.
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Farmed Salmon or Wild Caught Salmon
There are many types of salmon in the market, wild caught, farmed, in different cuts.
I always buy wild caught salmon if they are available.
Even though farmed salmon is cheaper, there are reports about unethical farming of the dish.
For this recipe, I chose a wild-caught salmon fillet which is not too thick.
This ensures that the salmon cooks evenly in the oven.
Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Garlic lemon butter sauce is an amazing sauce that you can make at home and it goes well with just about any protein.
My version is sweetened with honey, making this salmon dish even more tantalizing. The best thing of all, the active time is 10 minutes and the oven is doing the rest!
Side Dishes To Serve with Salmon
As salmon can be fishy, I like tomato-based side dishes that would help with the fishy after taste.
Below please find my favorites.
I also provide Recipe Pairing Ideas below, scroll down and look for them.
Serve Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon with:
For a wholesome dinner, make the following dishes.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 362 calories per serving.
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- 1 lb (0.4kg) salmon fillet
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- sliced lemon for garnishing
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a small bowl, mix the garlic, lemon juice, honey, butter, cayenne pepper and salt together. Whisk to combine well.
- Rinse the salmon with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer the salmon to a big sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle the garlic lemon butter mixture on the salmon. Coat well. Top with parsley. Wrap the salmon up tightly and bake for 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
- Unwrap the foil, garnish with sliced lemon and serve immediately.
Serving Size2 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 362Total Fat 25.7gSaturated Fat 9.4gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 131mgSodium 477mgCarbohydrates 15.4gFiber 0.4gSugar 13.4gProtein 44.7g