Baked Salmon in Foil


This baked salmon in foil is a delicious recipe. I bought a large piece of wild salmon and made this when we had guests. Very little prep, and the fish came out wonderfully. If your salmon fillet is very thick, it may take longer to bake.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 5 cloves cloves garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press

  • 2 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • aluminum foil

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 (3 pound) salmon fillet

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 lemon, sliced


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

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

    Combine ingredients for olive oil mixture.

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  3. Place a large piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Place salmon, skin-side down, in the middle of the foil. Drizzle with olive oil mixture.

    Once salmon is skin side down in foil, drizzle mixture over top.

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  4. Fold up the edges of the foil over salmon to create a packet, making sure to seal the edges.

    Fold up all the edges, creating a seal.

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  5. Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
26g Fat
6g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 827mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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