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Salmon in Foil

This garlic salmon in foil is a delicious recipe to cook in the oven or over the grill and results in a flavorful meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 141 kcal


  • 4 pieces salmon (6-ounce pieces)
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 2 small yellow squash
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh chopped
  • lemon wedges, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Chop the zucchini and yellow squash into ⅛ to ¼-inch rounds.
  • Lay out four 12x12-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil and layer the center of the foil with rounds of zucchini and yellow squash. 
  • Place the salmon fillet on top of veggies, and season the salmon, dividing the salt and pepper evenly between each salmon fillet.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of butter on top of the salmon, and sprinkle with minced garlic.
  • Wrap the piece of foil around it all to form a pouch (this will help the veggies steam while the salmon cooks).
  • Place foil packs on a baking sheet, and bake salmon for 15 minutes.
  • Turn on the broiler, and broil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Garnish the individual salmon fillets with fresh parsley.


  • You can get your salmon from the seafood counter at the grocery store and have them take the salmon skin off for you. 
  • This recipe can also be cooked on the grill that has been heated to 450°F, for 15 minutes.
  • If you are cooking this on the grill, you may find that the heat can be inconsistent when grilling. The exact time it takes to cook may vary slightly, so you’ll want to make sure that your fish flakes easily with a fork to know it’s done.
  • You can open the foil before broiling to get a bit more color to the veggies and salmon.
  • You can optionally squeeze fresh lemon juice on your salmon before serving to enhance the flavors even further.


Sodium: 538mgCalcium: 43mgVitamin C: 37mgVitamin A: 828IUSugar: 5gFiber: 2gPotassium: 544mgCholesterol: 31mgCalories: 141kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 12gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 1mg