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salmon cooked in foil uk recipe served with peas and a big garden salad

Salmon fillets baked in foil is super easy to cook for a healthy weeknight family dinner. Delicious served with couscous or herby diced potatoes and a big garden salad

Simple salmon baked in foil is so easy to make and best of all there’s no pan to wash!

The salmon foil parcels are so quick to put together, they’re quick to cook and you can flavour up the salmon with different flavour combinations, herbs and spices you can take it in any direction you prefer.

Ingredients for salmon fillets in foil parcels

  • 4 salmon fillets – I use skinless and boneless, especially when cooking for the kids as they hate the skin…
  • 1 tbs olive oil – if you’re taking the salmon fillet recipe in an oriental style, then switch this for sesame oil instead.
  • 1 lemon – sliced
  • 1 handful of coriander – roughly chopped, feel free to add in whatever herbs you like.
  • salt & black pepper – to taste

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How to cook salmon fillets in foil UK

To make up the tin foil parcel for the salmon to cook in, just lay a piece of tin foil onto the kitchen counter.

Then lightly grease with just a drizzle of olive oil rubbed across the foil with your fingers.

Lay on the salmon fillets and pack around your chosen flavours. We usually opt for simple sliced lemons and a handful of coriander. Season the salmon well with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

salmon fillets in foil parcel uk - with lemon slices and herbs

Place another piece of tin foil on top of the salmon fillets and seal the edges by folding them together and scrunching tightly shut.

salmon fillets in foil parcel on a baking tray

To cook the salmon fillets in foil, heat the oven to 180C and put the foil parcel onto a baking tray and into the oven for around 20 – 25 minutes.

Then open carefully as the steam will rush out.

Serve on top of buttery peas with a freshly made salad, maybe some steamed basmati rice or oven fries alongside.

Make salmon fillets in foil your way

  • Flavour the salmon differently, we like Thai style salmon, just top the fillet with a tsp of green thai curry paste and rub in to coat well. Or you could cook your salmon with an Italian vibe and coat the salmon with a tsp of basil pesto and scatter with torn basil leaves.
  • Try cod fillets instead of salmon
  • Add in a few prawns alongside or use prawns in place of the salmon – adjust cooking times accordingly.
  • Make it a complete meal and tuck in some thinly sliced potatoes a handful or two of greens, tomatoes and garlic cloves then seal the foil and cook it all together.

More salmon recipes to cook for dinner

  • Herby salmon parcels – super succulent salmon fillets baked with lots of herbs. Perfect for weeknight dinner.
  • Salmon and rice – a delicious and super easy salmon salad recipe made with chipotle marinated salmon fillets, zingy rice, with avocado and charred corn.
Yield: Serves 4

Salmon Fillets in Foil

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How to cook salmon fillets in foil - the easy way

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 salmon fillets 
  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 handful of coriander - roughly chopped 
  • salt
  • black pepper 


  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Place a sheet of tin foil on to the kitchen counter - lightly grease with olive oil.
  3. Place the salmon fillets onto the foil, lay on the sliced lemons, scatter over the coriander and season with salt and pepper
  4. Place another sheet of tin foil over the top and seal all the edges tightly.
  5. Put the tin foil parcel onto a baking tray and cook in the oven for around 20-25 minutes.
  6. Open the parcel carefully as steam will rush out.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 52g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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