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Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

This super quick salmon recipe gives you all the garlicky, buttery, tasty vibes! It’s perfect for a weekday meal where you want gourmet taste in the comfort of your home or, on the weekend because hey – let’s eat good everyday!

This simple, yet delicious salmon recipe will have you in & out of your kitchen within a half an hour! I don’t know about you, but I most certainly despise being in the kitchen for an extended period of time. On the other hand, I love delicious food. As such, a recipe that balances those two desires will have my heart – this is one of them!

Variations, Recipe Tips and Notes

Garlic Lover Unite – If you’re not a garlic fan, I suggest you reduce the about of garlic. However, if you’re a garlic lover, like myself – pile it on! Just ensure you use enough butter to allow the garlic to caramelize/soften to perfection!

Easy Clean-Up – You want to ensure your aluminum foil has no holes, if you don’t have the strong/thick kind, I suggest double wrapping. This will ensure the easiest clean-up ever!

How long to Cook Salmon in Foil – It all depends on the size and thickness of your salmon fillet. If your fillet is very thick, 16 – 18 minutes in the oven at 375ºF might do. If it’s a thinner piece, 12-13 minutes will usually do. Ultimately, I reccommend cooking until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.


There are really very limited ways in which you can go south (aka, mess up) this recipe – it’s real easy. Just ensure you season your salmon well, use fresh garlic, and add in some butter.

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

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This super quick salmon recipe gives you all the garlicky, buttery, tasty vibes! It's perfect for a weekday meal where you want gourmet taste in the comfort of your home or, on the weekend because hey - let's eat good everyday!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453g) Fresh Salmon
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Butter or Ghee
  • ½ Green Seasoning (click here for recipe)
  • ½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning you can also use Fish Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice a slight squeeze will do
  • If you don't have green seasoning - add these additional ingredients:
  • 1tsp Parsley
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line an oven safe dish or baking sheet with foil - ensure the piece of foil is large enough to fold over and seal the salmon, creating a packet.

2

Pat dry your salmon. Add a slight squeeze of lemon to your salmon, and season with green seasoning ( alternatively parsley and cayenne pepper), Old Bay, salt, and black pepper.

3

Using a garlic press, crush garlic and add half to the bottom of the prepared dish/sheet. Add butter/ghee.

4

Place salmon on top of garlic butter, and fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Ensure the packet is well sealed so the sauce does not leak.

5

Place the dish/sheet into the oven, and bake until cooked, 12-16min. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillet - check notes section.

6

Open foil packet, and broil salmon for 2-3 minutes. Stay close, be careful not to burn your fish!

Notes

a. When the salmon flakes easily with a fork, it's ready. You can also use an instant read thermometer - a minimum internal temperature of 145°F, indicates doneness. This should be measured at the thickest part of the fillet.

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