Foil Baked Salmon

Foil Baked Salmon

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Hello! Are you as cold and snowy as we are in Utah? We have about a foot of snow in our yard and we are in the single digits. I don’t like being this cold. I would be happy living in a warmer state year around. Although, the weather is perfect for this Foil Baked Salmon.

We have salmon about once a week, it’s really good for the heart and we love it. But, I run out of ways to cook it.  I have the same problem with chicken and pork chops.

I did a Google search for baked salmon and this recipe from Giada De Laurentis of the Food Network came up. I’ve seen recipes where people bake chicken in foil, but I hadn’t seen it done with salmon, until now. I changed it a bit because I didn’t have all the ingredients, but it still turned out great and was very easy to clean up. I think this tomato sauce would be good for chicken as well.

I served this with mashed potatoes and the sauce is really good drizzled over the potatoes.



Foil Baked Salmon
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp. olive oil plus 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice (I never had fresh lemons so I use bottled lemon juice)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle the salmon (each one) with the 2 tsp. of olive oil and the salt and pepper.
  3. Take a piece of foil (per salmon fillet) and lay it on an baking sheet. I used a rimmed baking sheet. May need more than one baking sheet.
  4. Mix the 2 tbsp. of olive oil, the tomatoes, lemon juice and spices in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Place the salmon fillets on each piece of foil, with the oiled side down. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape.
  6. Spoon the tomato mixture over each salmon fillet.
  7. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely. Make sure the packets are secured tightly.
  8. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  9. Transfer the foiled salmons onto plates and serve.




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  1. Foil baked salmon makes clean up so easy! This sounds tasty.

  2. Salmon is my favorite and the only fish I will eat. Foil is definitely the way to cook it and I’m excited to try a new recipe.

  3. Need to make this for my husband!

  4. Mmmm….I’ve just recently gotten into eating salmon, I’ve never been much of a fish eater but salmon has such a mild flavor that I really like it. I’ll have to give this a try!

  5. I love Salmon but no one else in my family will eat it, will have to try this just for myself!

  6. Yum! This looks so good! I’ve just recently been eating salmon.

  7. I have yet to try the foil-baked method, but this looks delicious, I might just have to try it finally!

  8. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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