What Is a Good Recipe for Salmon?

What Is a Good Recipe for Salmon?

A highly rated recipe for salmon is Giada De Laurentiis's Salmon Baked in Foil. This recipe coats salmon fillets with a mixture of olive oil, salt, pepper, tomatoes, shallots, lemon juice, oregano and thyme, wrapped in foil packets. They are then baked in the oven and served plated in the foil.

Salmon Baked in Foil

This easy recipe uses four salmon fillets to yield four foil-wrapped servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ready In: 40 minutes


  • 4 5-ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  1. Heat oven and prepare salmon
  2. Heat the oven to 400 F. Drizzle the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over the salmon fillets and sprinkle each with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  3. Prepare tomato mixture
  4. Combine the tomatoes, shallots, lemon juice, oregano and thyme with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and more salt and pepper.

  5. Wrap in foil
  6. Place each salmon fillet on a sheet of foil, with the oiled side facing down. Twist the ends of the foil together to form sides. Divide the tomato mixture between each of the salmon fillets, ensuring they are covered. Bring the sides of the foil packets over the salmon and seal closed.

  7. Bake
  8. Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and cook for around 25 minutes. Serve the salmon in the foil.