A delicious recipe for salmon in foil - I bought a really large piece of wild salmon and made this when we had guests. Very little prep and the fish came out wonderfully.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  • Place a large piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Place salmon in the middle of the foil, skin-side down. Drizzle with olive oil mixture. Fold up the edges of the foil over the salmon to create a packet, making sure to seal the edges.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. If your salmon fillet is very thick, it can take longer. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 41.5g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 26.4g; cholesterol 96.2mg; sodium 130.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
The salmon was 2.5 lbs and the amount of liquid was just right. It took me 40 minutes to bake and make sure the center was cooked. I marinated it overnight did not wrap in foil but covered the dish with foil. It came out so delicious everyone loved it. I did not have fresh parsley but the dried parsley worked just fine. Will bake again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2019
Didn't think it had alot of flavor.... Didn't get a single "WOW" from anyone as far as being tasty or anything..... Pretty dissapointing..... Read More
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2019
The salmon was 2.5 lbs and the amount of liquid was just right. It took me 40 minutes to bake and make sure the center was cooked. I marinated it overnight did not wrap in foil but covered the dish with foil. It came out so delicious everyone loved it. I did not have fresh parsley but the dried parsley worked just fine. Will bake again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2019
My dad loves salmon so i thought i would try this version in the foil pack since sometimes when i cook right in the oven it seems dry this came out wonderful very tender and flavorful. I didnt have oregano so i left out i did add parsely flakes on top before i cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2018
Not at the top of the search results, but I'm glad I had the patience to continue looking. This recipe is a gem, and as said, simple to make. Everyone at home loved it. The only thing I did different was to add some sliced onions on top of the fillet before sealing the foil. But I'm sure it would have also turned great without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2018
Awesome. I added red pepper flakes and about 1.5 tablespoons of honey. Then topped with capers, cuz I love capers and salmon together. Plus used Himalayan pink salt instead of regular and ground peppercorn medley for added flavor. Super tasty. Made a giant 4 lbs slab and divided into 1 oz portions for lunches, baggied and froze. Reheats at work super easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
Didn't have any lemon juice, used a little lemon zest. Husband loved it. Great, simple recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2020
Made exactly as written, just skipped the parsley. It was easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2018
This was delicious. I was looking for a recipe with flavor and this delivered. Next time I might increase the brown sugar from 1 tablespoon to 1.5 just so that it's evenly spread across the whole filet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2018
Hubby and son enjoyed it. I cut down the cooking time since I had a few smaller fillets I was using. They both said the would like it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2019
Made it a first time; Didn't have enough fresh garlic so also added garlic powder. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2019
Didn't think it had alot of flavor.... Didn't get a single "WOW" from anyone as far as being tasty or anything..... Pretty dissapointing..... Read More
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