A salmon foil bake is the perfect dinner that looks fancy, is easy to make in half an hour, AND is easy to reheat the next day. This foil bake recipe only takes about five minutes to prepare and salmon takes about 20 minutes to bake. Salmon will cook much more quickly than other proteins, so be prepared to check it periodically during the baking process.
I made this salmon recipe with lemon and dill, but you can get creative with your salmon toppings. Add in your favorite herbs such as rosemary, cilantro or thyme if dill isn’t the herb for you.
How to Cook Salmon in Foil
Making a foil bake is actually quite simple, and it makes clean up a breeze.
Generously line a regular baking sheet with foil. Add in your salmon and top with melted butter, chopped dill, lemon juice, zest and slices of lemon.
Wrap the salmon in the foil and seal the foil like a small package on the baking sheet.
Bake the salmon in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until desired doneness. When the salmon comes out of the oven, allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.
What to Serve with Salmon
There are many good choices when deciding what to serve with your salmon foil bake. While you can serve this salmon by itself, there are many ways to dress it up. My favorite is serving it with a simple dill sauce. On the side, you can serve a truffled mac n’ cheese and maybe some zucchini fries.
Fresh citrus, like a lemon wedge, goes exceptionally well with fish, especially salmon. Something I like about the foil bake is that the lemons on the salmon will become a bit caramelized, which make them very yummy when squeezed on salmon.