I only had a half hour to whip up dinner tonight, this quick and easy salmon was just what I needed. Cooking it in the foil meant almost no clean up too. Icing on the cake! And you know, it tastes even better than I remember. Next time I will attempt to cook it on the barbecue.
Salmon Baked in Foil
- 1 lb piece of boneless/skinless salmon, rinsed in cold water and dried well with paper towel
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 tbsp salted butter, softened
- zest of 1 large lemon, then cut that lemon into 1/4 inch slices
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/4 cup minced flat leaf/Italian parsley
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place salmon on a large piece of foil, about three times the size of the fish. Salt and pepper the side that's facing up.
If the salmon is 1/2 inch thick cook for about 15-20 minutes. Thicker than that, cook for 20-25 minutes. Fish should flake with a fork but still feel soft. If it seems undercooked still, seal up the foil and throw it back into the oven for a few more minutes. With all that said, don't overcook!
Open up the foil carefully, the steam is very hot!