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Lemon-Dill Salmon Packets

Grilling in foil is an easy technique I use with foods that cook quickly, like fish, shrimp, bite-sized meats and fresh veggies. The options are endless—and the cleanup is easy. —A.J. Weinhold, McArthur, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced


  • Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat. Spread butter in the center of each of 4 pieces of a double thickness of foil (about 12 in. square). Place 1 salmon fillet in the center of each; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion, garlic, dill, basil and lemon. Fold foil around fillets; seal.
  • Place packets on a grill grate over a campfire or grill. Cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 8-10 minutes. Open carefully to allow steam to escape.

Test Kitchen tips
  • No grill? No problem! Just place these packets, evenly spaced on a baking sheet and pop them into a 350-degree oven instead.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 fillet: 305 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

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