Easy enough for a lazy weeknight meal and fancy enough for company, this lemon soy foil packet salmon only takes 5 minutes to assemble and is the perfect dinner for any occasion!

Lemon Soy Foil Packet Salmon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Caroline Lindsey
Easy enough for a lazy weeknight meal and fancy enough for company, this lemon soy foil packet salmon only takes 5 minutes to assemble and is the perfect dinner for any occasion!
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz farm-raised salmon about 1 inch thick (look for a BAP symbol on the salmon for sustainable farming practices!)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme recommended, but optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil (if you just have regular aluminum foil, that's okay too) and place on a baking sheet. Arrange three half-tbsp slices of butter in a line on the foil, then place the salmon skin-side down on top of the butter. Arrange three more half-tbsp slices of butter on top of the salmon.
  • Begin curling up the sides of the foil to make a little bowl around the salmon to catch the liquid. Drizzle soy sauce and lemon juice over top of the salmon and arrange thyme, if using, on top of the fish.
  • Finish curling foil over top of the fish and pinch together the edges to seal the foil packet.
    Easy enough for a lazy weeknight meal and fancy enough for company, this lemon soy foil packet salmon only takes 5 minutes to assemble and is the perfect dinner for any occasion!
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon. Do not overcook or it will be very dry! Salmon should flake apart easily and be slightly glossy in the middle when you flake it apart.
  • Flip your salmon over and peel off the skin. If desired, you can scrape off the grayish part that's between the skin and the orange fish as well. It tastes fine, but if you're going for a more pristine presentation, you can remove it.
  • Spoon sauce over top of the salmon. Garnish with thin slices of fresh lemon and thyme, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

This salmon is so good you may want to plan more than one 4-oz serving per person. I frequently make a whole pound of salmon which is enough for my husband and me for dinner and usually a small piece for my lunch the next day. But my husband would polish off the whole thing if I let him.