What Is a Simple Foil-Baked Salmon Recipe?


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A simple way to bake salmon in foil is to drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with selected seasonings. The foil creates an enclosed baking pocket. The salmon should bake for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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What Is a Simple Foil-Baked Salmon Recipe?
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Each piece of salmon needs its own piece of foil large enough to completely wrap the fish with some extra room to seal it. A mist of cooking spray keeps the salmon from sticking to the foil. The fish goes in the middle of the foil square.

A drizzle of olive oil helps the seasonings stick to the fish. Seasonings that go well with salmon include salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and dill. Cooking the salmon in individual pouches allows the cook to season each piece based on the taste preferences of each person.

Vegetables can go in the packet with the salmon to create a full meal. Ideas include small pieces of potatoes, asparagus, onion and tomatoes. Slices of lemon add flavor to the salmon.

Once all ingredients are in the foil, the cook folds the edges up and over the top of the salmon. Rolling the seams together seals the contents inside. The foil-wrapped salmon goes on a rimmed baking sheet before going in the oven to bake. The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

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