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Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe

Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe

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


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


  • 1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat. Place each fillet, skin side down, on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Mix melted butter, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; spoon over salmon. Fold foil around fish, sealing tightly.
  • 2. Cook on campfire or in covered grill until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 10-15 minutes. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. If desired, serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 223 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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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."

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."

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."

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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