How do you barbecue salmon in foil?


Quick Answer

Cooking foil wrapped salmon over a barbecue grill involves preparing salmon fillets, placing them onto sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, seasoning the fish and wrapping the fillets in secure packets. The salmon packets are placed on a heated grill and cooked according to recipe instructions.

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How do you barbecue salmon in foil?
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Full Answer

To make grilled lemon salmon fillets in foil packets heat a gas grill to prepare it for cooking. Tear out four large sheets of heavy-duty foil and set them aside. Cut 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets into four individual serving pieces, and place one piece of fish inside of each foil section. Brush each salmon piece on both sides with 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Sprinkle pieces with 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

Cut 1 lemon into 12 8-inch slices and place three slices on top of each piece of fish. Bring two sides of the foil together so that the edges meet, and seal into a tight 1/2-inch fold. Fold once more, but allow space for heat to expand. Fold other two sides and seal. Place fish packets onto the grill and cook over medium-low heat for 13 to 16 minutes.

After 7 minutes, rotate the packets a 1/2 turn and continue cooking another 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Use a knife to cut an "X' pattern across each packet, folding back the foil to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle fish with 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley.

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