Have you ever tried something so delicious you can barely stand it…and something that you’re even more shocked that you actually made. This is one of those recipes.
Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus couldn’t be easier to make and results in juicy, succulent baked salmon and perfectly cooked asparagus. Serve this salmon with salad or mashed potatoes for a complete meal, perfect for busy weeknights!
Do you have those days where you don’t mind cooking but more than anything you just don’t want to clean up the mess? I have them all the time, dishes are never ending around here. So, when there’s an easy recipe out there that requires minimal prep and clean up I’m all over it! This baked salmon in foil really couldn’t get any easier and the method of cooking it all together in a foil pouch seals in moisture and keeps the flavors intact. It’s also a very versatile recipe, you can use other veggies that need using up. I love how foolproof this recipe is, even if you have minimal experience in the kitchen you can easily make this salmon!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
2 salmon fillets
2 tablespoons vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
3-4 tablespoons butter, diced into small cubes (or ghee)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
1 lb (450g) medium-thick asparagus, woody ends trimmed
To prepare the oven-baked salmon in foil packs: Preheat your oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Cut 2 sheets of 14 by 12-inch (35 x 30 cm) heavy-duty aluminum foil then lay each piece separately on the countertop. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the garlic butter sauce: broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce.
Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and divide salmon onto the aluminum foil near the center then place trimmed asparagus to one side of the salmon, following the long direction of the foil.
You can adjust salmon fillets seasoning with more salt and pepper, then sprinkle garlic on top. Drizzle the garlic butter sauce generously over the salmon fillets and asparagus.
Divide butter pieces evenly among the foil packets, layering them over the salmon fillet and asparagus.
Wrap salmon foil packets in and crimp edges together then wrap ends up. Don’t wrap too tight – keep a little extra space inside for heat to circulate.
Transfer the salmon foil packs to a baking sheet and bake salmon in the oven, sealed side upward until salmon has cooked through, about 9 – 12 minutes.
Carefully unwrap the baked salmon in foil packets then drizzle with more lemon juice and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and a slice of lemon.