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Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe

Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe

It was her husband, Steve, who came up with this easy, foil-packet recipe for flaky, fork-tender Lemon Basil Salmon, says Marianne Bauman in Modesto, California. “We eat a lot of salmon and Steve likes trying out different herbs and spices on our food. This recipe's a winner!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place each fillet, skin side down, on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). In a small bowl, combine the butter, basil and lemon juice. Spoon 2 teaspoons over each fillet; seal foil tightly.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Spoon remaining butter mixture over salmon. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 288 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Basil Salmon

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MY REVIEW
Eden G. User ID: 6866026 241431
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Just made this for dinner. My picky husband said it was the best meal that I have ever cooked. Wow!!! I ended up doubling the sauce and did 4 TBS of everything in a foil pack. Cooked it in oven at 400 degrees for 25 min. It was amazing and loaded with flavor. It was so moist and juicy that the salmon just fell apart . This recipe is definitely a keeper."

MY REVIEW
time2cook User ID: 1877649 167561
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"Good, but not a lot of flavor. I prefer sweet, glaze type marinades for salmon. But if you have leftovers of this recipe, it makes great salmon patties."

MY REVIEW
jkjdk User ID: 2403900 96590
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"You can bake the salmon. 400 deg. for l0 minutes per l inch but you can check fish to be sure its cooked. I would use this recipe and merely bake it."

MY REVIEW
taffysugar User ID: 1434851 209062
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"Seems every recipe for salmon is cooked on a grill, is there no other way to prepare salmon for those that do not own a grill ??"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.