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Simple Salmon Baked In Foil

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

The baked salmon foil parcels are so quick to put together and they’re quick to cook.

Plus you can flavour up the salmon with different tasty combinations of herbs and spices and you can take it in any direction you like. It’s one of my favourite easy salmon recipes.

salmon baked in foil with lemons and herbs

Ingredients For Salmon Baked In Foil Parcels

Our healthy baked salmon fillet recipe has just FOUR ingredients and a little seasoning, making it super quick to prepare!

  • 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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Equipment Needed To Make Baked Salmon

The best way to cook salmon I think is in tin foil parcels, it part steams, part roasts and tastes super delicious!

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Two sheets of tin foil big enough to hold all the salmon fillets
  • Tablespoon
  • Baking tray

Learn how to make salmon cooked in the Ooni pizza oven here 

How To Cook Salmon Fillets In Foil UK

You’ll LOVE how easy this salmon bake recipe is – super easy to prepare and cook!

Step One – Make up the foil parcel for the salmon to cook in

  • Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  • 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.

Step Two – Get the salmon bake ready to cook

  • 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 with lemon and herbs ready to bake in the oven
  • 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

Step Three – Oven bake the roast salmon recipe

  • To cook the salmon fillets in foil, put the foil parcel onto a baking tray and into the oven for around 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Once the baked salmon is ready open carefully as the steam will rush out. Just check the salmon fillets are cooked thoroughly throughout. And then serve.
salmon baked in foil with lemons and herbs

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Baked Salmon Fillets Recipe Variations

Make salmon fillets in foil your way with our tasty swaps and ideas

Try Thai style salmon – top the salmon filets with Thai green curry paste and rub in to coat well. You could add in some baby corn or broccoli florets.

Go for Italian salmon – top the salmon with green or red pesto, and add in some torn basil leaves, maybe a handful of black olives and some capers.

Try Indian spiced salmon – spread your favourite curry paste over the salmon, add in some thinly sliced potatoes and some halved baby plum tomatoes.

Try a different fish – you could make this recipe with any fish you like – try cod fillets, sea bass, sardines or even some king prawns. Just adjust your cooking times accordingly.

Turn the salmon baked in foil into a complete meal parcel – add a layer of thinly sliced potatoes, some halved cherry tomatoes and then top with the salmon and your favourite spices.

What To Serve With Salmon Baked In Foil

Our healthy baked salmon recipe is delicious served with rice, potatoes, French fries, a nice flavoured couscous or even alongside pasta and a big salad.

It’s super flexible and goes with pretty much anything!

salmon baked in foil served with coconut rice and asparagus spears.

More Salmon Recipes To Cook For Dinner

If you love our baked salmon recipe then I think you’ll love these easy salmon recipes too!

  • 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.

More healthy salmon recipes here

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Yield: Serves 4

Baked Salmon Fillets In Foil

salmon fillets in foil with lemon and herbs ready to bake in the oven

The BEST way to cook salmon - baked salmon fillets in foil - so easy and delicious!

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

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • small bunch coriander - roughly chopped
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  2. To make up the tin foil parcel for the salmon to cook in, just lay a piece of tin foil onto the kitchen counter.
  3. Then lightly grease with just a drizzle of olive oil rubbed across the foil with your fingers.
  4. 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.
  5. Place another piece of tin foil on top of the salmon fillets and seal the edges by folding them together and scrunching tightly shut.
  6. To cook the salmon fillets in foil, put the foil parcel onto a baking tray and into the oven for around 20 – 25 minutes.
  7. Once the baked salmon is ready open carefully as the steam will rush out. Just check the salmon fillets are cooked thoroughly throughout. And then serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 50g

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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