This Garlic Butter Salmon recipe in Foil is also a great dinner option if you need to make something very quick. It’s ready in less than 50 minutes and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen. Then you just need to whisk everything together, pour over the salmon, season with salt, black pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes, fold the sides of the foil over the salmon and bake it. On the other hand, wild salmon is raised in its natural habitats such as rivers and oceans. Also, they both have very different diets whereas wild salmon eats organisms found in its natural environment and farmed salmon eats processed feed. But, it is important to keep in mind that farmed salmon is still very healthy. Both (farmed or wild) are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D, however wild salmon packs more nutritional benefit per ounce you can make this recipe with either fresh or frozen salmon. I normally use fresh salmon because I find it easily at my local grocery store. But if for you it’s more convenient to buy frozen salmon, please go for it.
Total time – 50 minutes
Cook time- 20-30 minutes
Prep time- 15-20 minutes
- 1 ¼ pound salmon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tablespoon melted butter or melted ghee
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ Teaspoon oregano
- ¼ Crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnishing
preparation of a salmon recipe:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. The piece of foil should be big enough to fold over and seal the fish.
- In a small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic, and melted butter or melted ghee. Whisk everything together.
- Place salmon on a prepared baking sheet.
- Pour the butter mixture over the salmon.
- Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
- Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Make sure it is well sealed so the sauce does not leak.
- Place into oven and bake until cooked for about 12-16 minutes*.
- Open the foil and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the fish!
- Remove from the oven. Using a spoon, pour some of the butter sauce left in the foil onto the salmon before serve. Then, garnish with parsley.
Suggested sides: Easy Mediterranean, spicy baked sweet potato fries, Roasted green beans with tahini sauce, Cauliflower potato salad and this Garlic parmesan roasted cauliflower.