This recipe for salmon in foil is the easiest and most delicious way to eat fish! Salmon is flavored with lemon garlic butter, baked in foil, then topped with fresh dill. The perfect meal for any occasion!
I am not even exaggerating when I tell you this salmon in foil is some of the best salmon I’ve ever had. This recipe is most definitely going on our regular dinner rotation, and best of all, it couldn’t be any easier to make!
You’re going to want a large fillet of salmon for this recipe, anywhere between 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. I like to spring for wild-caught salmon for this recipe, only because it’s such a simple preparation and I feel like the wild caught salmon tastes better. But of course it’s also more expensive, so use what works for you (and your budget!). I cover the salmon in a garlic and lemon flavored butter, then wrap it in foil and bake!
The bake time for this salmon in foil will depend on the size and thickness of your piece of fish. I’ve made this recipe multiple times, and my fish is typically done within 15-20 minutes. The foil keeps the fish from drying out and locks in all of that delicious butter so that it can fully permeate the salmon during the baking process. I like to uncover my salmon and broil it for a few more minutes to get some crispy edges. The final step in the process is to add a generous sprinkling of fresh dill and some lemon slices for garnish. I know most people don’t keep fresh dill in the fridge, but it is really SO good on this salmon! If you’re in a pinch you can substitute parsley or chives, but definitely try it with the dill at least once.
This salmon in foil is perfect served with a side of rice and green veggies, or with a loaf of crusty bread to mop up all that extra butter sauce. This is definitely a recipe that will convert even the most staunch fish haters in your life!
Salmon in Foil with Lemon and Dill
- 1 salmon fillet 1 1/2 - 2 pounds
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- cooking spray
- Optional garnish: lemon slices
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl mix together the butter, garlic, lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the salmon on the foil and pour the butter mixture over the top. Cover the salmon with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fish is just done.
- Turn oven to broil. Uncover the fish and place on top rack; broil for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with dill. Add lemon slices for garnish and serve immediately.