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Baked Salmon in Foil

Baked Salmon in Foil is an easy light dinner that is full of delicious flavor. You will love making salmon this fool proof way.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish recipe, healthy
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 pound 8 ounces salmon (if buying frozen, thaw for 8 hours in the refrigerator)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place heavy duty aluminum foil on a baking sheet.
  • Place the thawed salmon on the foil.
  • In a bowl mix together the melted butter, 2 tablespoons parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salmon.
  • Fold the foil in on itself to create a pouch around the salmon, rolling up the ends so that it is completely sealed.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until the salmon registers 125 degrees with an instant read thermometer (for medium rare).
  • Open up the foil, garnish with the remaining parsley, cut and serve.