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Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Elegant and Effortless: Baked Salmon in Foil Imagine a delectable dinner that’s as elegant as it is easy to prepare—tender salmon fillets, fresh asparagus, all enveloped in a luscious garlic lemon butter sauce, and baked to perfection in a convenient foil packet. Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce is a culinary masterpiece that’s simple enough for a weeknight meal yet sophisticated enough for special occasions. This recipe promises a harmonious symphony of flavors that will delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

Culinary Brilliance

The star of this dish is the garlic lemon butter sauce that infuses every bite with rich, savory, and citrusy notes.

Effortless Elegance

This recipe is designed to make you feel like a gourmet chef with minimal fuss, thanks to the convenience of foil packets.

Substitutions and Variations:

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  1. Herbaceous Touch: Add fresh herbs like dill, parsley, or tarragon for an extra layer of fragrance and flavor.
  2. Vegetable Variety: Experiment with other vegetables like broccoli, green beans, or cherry tomatoes to suit your preferences.
  3. Spice Sensation: Sprinkle a pinch of red pepper flakes for a hint of heat.

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Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce, it’s time to enjoy an exquisite meal that’s both effortless and elegant. Share it with loved ones, serve it for date night, or savor it as a personal indulgence. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite variations or side dishes with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Use fresh salmon fillets for the best flavor and texture.
  • When sealing the foil packets, make sure they are well sealed to trap the steam and juices for even cooking.
  • Feel free to adjust the garlic and lemon quantities to suit your personal taste preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen salmon fillets?

Yes, you can use frozen salmon fillets, but be sure to thaw them completely before preparing this dish.

Can I make this ahead of time?

While it’s best to bake and serve this dish immediately for optimal flavor and texture, you can prepare the foil packets in advance and refrigerate them until ready to bake.

Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Recipe by Alexandra
1.8 from 4 votes
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (1 stick/113g) unsalted butter, melted

  • 4 cloves 4 garlic, minced

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons 2 fresh parsley, chopped

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • For the Salmon and Asparagus:
  • 4 4 salmon fillets (about 6-8 ounces/170-227g each)

  • 1 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 4 large 4 squares of aluminum foil (about 12×12 inches/30x30cm)

Directions

  • For the Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce:
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted unsalted butter, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • For the Salmon and Asparagus:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Place each salmon fillet on a separate square of aluminum foil.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Arrange the trimmed asparagus spears around each salmon fillet.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the prepared garlic lemon butter sauce over each salmon fillet and asparagus.
  • Carefully seal each foil packet, ensuring it’s well sealed to trap the steam and juices during baking.
  • Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the asparagus is tender.
  • Carefully open the foil packets (watch out for hot steam) and serve your Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce hot, savoring the exquisite blend of flavors!

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