This Garlic Salmon in Foil (Grilled or Baked) is an amazing, easy recipe your family will love!
Any time I can get on the grill, I’m so happy!
What better way to celebrate than a recipe we all like, made outside: grilled salmon in foil. When paired with veggies, it’s the perfect meal to enjoy. (Best of all, it can be made in the oven too.)
This recipe comes to us thanks to the very talented Rachael Yerkes of Eazy Peazy Mealz.
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I’m loving the warmer weather. It’s so nice to have the warm sunshine and hear birds chirping again!
I was so excited to roll the grill out of the garage last week. I love cooking outside and some of my favorite recipes happen on the grill.
We love to have friends and neighbors over for a backyard barbecue. A neighborhood BBQ is one of my favorite things about summer!
This week, the kids were happy to run around the yard and burn some energy off while I made dinner. They stayed busy with their imaginations and worked up quite an appetite.
Lucky for me since I had yummy salmon packets going on the grill!
For a long time, cooking salmon made me nervous. I was sure I was going to mess it up and I was scared to even try.
I’m glad I got over that fear and started experimenting because it means we get to enjoy things like this simple salmon in foil with veggies.
When it comes to salmon, the simpler the better.
I have found that when I cook it with just a few simple seasonings and pair it with vegetables, the whole family goes crazy for it. And this recipe is no exception.
I don’t season with anything besides salt and pepper, and I make sure I choose a really good quality piece of salmon to start with.
I went with a really richly colored, dark orange Sockeye Salmon.
There are lots of different types of salmon, and they come in many different shades of color. Just go with the freshest you can find, and something that is nice and firm.
Where I live, many people have kitchen gardens. This means that there is an abundance of veggies like tomatoes and zucchini. I never say no when someone offers me bounty for their garden!
Zucchini is also amazing with salmon in this foil pouch meal idea. The tin foil makes sure it’s roasted to perfection and creates the most amazing flavors to enjoy. YUM!
Besides great flavor, this recipe is versatile: you can make it in the oven as well. Baked salmon in foil is a great option if you aren’t able to grill. We’ll talk about how to do that in a moment!
I’ve also made these foil wrapped salmon packets when going camping.
Grills can be notoriously inconsistent in heat, so the way to cook over the grill is to cook until it flakes easily with a fork. That is how you will know it is done. If you start to see that white “stuff”, don’t worry, that is just the protein — it turns white when it cooks.
Ingredients for Garlic Salmon in Foil
Like I said, less is more when making salmon. This meal is so simple to bring together.
You’ll need four 6-ounce pieces of salmon as well as two small zucchini and two small yellow squash.
From the pantry, grab four tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of minced garlic, salt and pepper plus a tablespoon or fresh, chopped parsley.
How to Bake Salmon in Foil in the Oven
First, you’ll preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Next up, chop the zucchini and yellow squash into small pieces.
Put aluminum foil out and layer with rounds of zucchini and yellow squash and then season with salt and pepper.
Lay the salmon on top of the veggies and season the salmon as well.
Place one tablespoon of butter on top of each piece of salmon, then sprinkle with minced garlic.
Wrap foil around it all to form a pouch. This helps the veggies to steam while the salmon cooks.
How Long Do You Bake Salmon Wrapped in Foil?
Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Turn on the broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes.
Season with fresh parsley before serving.
How Long to Grill Salmon in Foil
As I said, heat can be inconsistent when grilling, so you’ll want to make sure that your salmon flakes easily with a fork to know it’s done.
You’ll cook your salmon in foil on a grill heated to 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
This simple garlic salmon in foil recipe is a summer time regular at our house, I’m sure it will be at yours as well!
Salmon Foil Packets with Summer Vegetables
- 4-6 ounce pieces of salmon
- 2 small zucchini
- 2 small yellow squash
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Chop zucchini and yellow squash into small pieces.
- Put foil out and layer with rounds of zucchini and yellow squash, season with salt and pepper.
- Lay salmon on top of veggies, and season the salmon.
- Place 1 tablespoon of butter on top of salmon, and sprinkle with minced garlic.
- Wrap foil around it all to form a pouch (this will help the veggies steam while the salmon cooks).
- Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
- Turn on broiler, and broil 2-3 minutes.
- Season with fresh parsley.
For more great recipes, check out these great ideas…
- Grilled Pineapple Smores
- Wasabi Plum Grilled Mushrooms
- Sweet Chili Brie on the Grill