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25-Minute Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

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Baking salmon in a foil pack ensures you eat a moist and perfectly cooked filet every time!

Baking salmon in a foil pack ensures you eat a moist and perfectly cooked filet every time. Simple ingredients like garlic, fresh dill, lemon juice, asparagus, and a few spices are all you need to make a healthy and fancy meal at home!

Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

Ingredients For Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

All you need to make this fancy meal are the following ingredients:

  • Salmon filets
  • Garlic
  • Fresh dill
  • Olive oil
  • Asparagus
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice and slices

Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

How To Make Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut four squares of foil. Place 3 lemon slices on each square and the salmon filets on top of the lemon slices. Divide the asparagus spears between the four squares.
  3. Season the filets and asparagus with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and mustard powder.
  4. Mix the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, and dill in a small bowl.
  5. Spoon the butter mixture evenly over the salmon slices.

Wrap the foil around the salmon and asparagus to create pockets, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with extra lemon wedges.

25-Minute Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

How Do I Serve The Packets?

If you don’t want to clean dishes serve them directly in the packets. For a more formal presentation, carefully transfer the fillets and asparagus to a plate.

25-Minute Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

Baking salmon in a foil pack ensures you eat a moist and perfectly cooked filet every time!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Aluminun foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4-4 oz salmon filets
  • 16 oz asparagus spears
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Cut four squares of foil. Place 3 lemons slices on each square and the salmon filets on top of the lemon slices. Divide the asparagus spears between the four squares.
  • Season the filets and asparagus with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and mustard powder.
  • Mix the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, and dill in a small bowl.
  • Spoon the butter mixture evenly over the salmon slices.
  • Wrap the foil around the salmon and asparagus to create pockets, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with extra lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 18mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Use Fresh Salmon?

You can use frozen salmon, but thaw it out completely before using it.

Can I Substitute Other Vegetables For Salmon?

Absolutely! You can customize the pockets with your favorite veggies. Keep in mind the cooking times may vary depending on the vegetables used.

What If I Don’t Have Fresh Dill?

You can use dried dill or other fresh herbs like basil. If you use the dry herbs, make sure to use less because they are more potent than the fresh ones.

How Do I Know When The Salmon Is Done?

When done, the salmon should flake easily with a fork and its internal temperature should reach 145 F. if you are not sure if they’re done, open one packet and test it.

Can I Make These Packets On The Grill?

Yes, you can. Grill them over medium heat and start checking for doneness around the 12-15 minute mark. Remember the temperature of grills may vary, so keep an eye on them.

What Can I Do If My Asparagus Spears Are Very Thick?

Consider cutting them in half lengthwise to make sure they cook at the same time as the salmon.

Is It Possible To Prepare This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

You can save time by assembling the foil packets a few hours in advance and refrigerating them. Once ready to bake, remove them from the fridge while preheating the oven.

What’s The Best Way To Seal The Foil Packets?

To seal the packets, bring two sides of the foil together above the food and fold them down twice. Then, fold in the sides. They have to be well sealed so the juices don’t seep through, but still have enough space so steam can circulate inside.

Can I Use Lemon Juice From A Bottle Instead Of Fresh Lemon?

Fresh lemon juice provides a better, fresher flavor, but you can use bottled juice too.

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