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Baked Salmon in a Foil Packet

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Baking salmon in a foil packet it a very healthy way of preparing fish, because you don't need to use any fat for the baking process. I season the salmon with an exotic mix of marjoram, lemon, and star anise, but you could use the same method with different herbs and spices."
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1 h 15 m servings 328
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook onions until soft and browned, about 10 minutes. Season with marjoram and a little salt. Remove from heat.
  3. Place lemon slices in a single layer in a clean skillet over high heat and cook until lightly browned on both sides, about 3 minutes. Add star anise and water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Cover a baking pan large enough to hold the salmon with sheets of aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Lay onions in a single layer on the bottom; place salmon fillet on top, skin-side down. Rub fillet with salt and pepper. Cover with lemon slices and star anise. Fold up the edges of the foil over the salmon to create a packet, making sure to seal the edges well.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven, open foil carefully, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 328 calories; 19 11.6 30.4 83 123 Full nutrition

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This was absolutely delicious. I made it for company whom I knew loved salmon. All four of us loved the mixture of flavors and how moist the salmon was after being baked in a foil packet. My l...

I made this recipe this evening and love it! My husband said it was some of the best salmon he has had. The only change I made was to substitute Chinese Five Spices for the star anise. I used 2 ...