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Foil-Baked Salmon

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 15, 2023
Baking salmon in foil is an easy technique that can also be used on the grill. This quick recipe uses lemon zest and slices plus garlic for flavor, but you could also try other citrus fruits, herbs and spices. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Foil-Baked Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 lemon slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil; grease lightly. Place salmon skin side down on foil. Combine butter, garlic and lemon zest; drizzle over salmon. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper. Top with lemon. Fold foil around salmon; seal tightly,
  2. Bake for 20 minutes. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked salmon: 273 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 402mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

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