Lemon butter salmon with asparagus, foil packs: This baked salmon recipe offers buttery salmon combined with crisp asparagus and lemon to create a beautiful texture of flakey fish and bright crunchy veggies.
This salmon recipe, oven baked, takes all the fuss out of dinnertime and saves on dishes too. Foil packs are perfect because they bake the salmon evenly and infuse it with moisture and flavor.
No fear of how to cook salmon to perfect deliciousness when you use foil packets. These fun foil packets not only hold the healthy salmon fillet but also contain salmon asparagus mixed with the zippy flavors of lemon butter. Pocketed and baked together this combination meld into each other to make a happy light meal sure to tickle your tastebuds.
Lemon Butter Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets
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How do you bake salmon in the oven?
Baked salmon is super simple, and the key is aluminum foil. Using tin foil with baked fish recipes is key because it :
- Helps keep the salmon moist
- Cooks more evenly
- And clean up is quick and simple.
Here are the three easy steps for cooking your oven baked salmon recipes:
- Place the salmon fillet skin side down on a piece of aluminum foil.
- Top with your choice of seasonings. In this salmon recipe it’s butter, lemon, and garlic.
- Bake at the desired temperature.
How long does it take to bake salmon in the oven?
Sometimes fish recipes can seem daunting, with the fear being overcooking and ruining it. The aim is to keep it from drying out. There are lots of opinions about how long to bake salmon to prevent drying.
The low and slow camp says:
- Cooking at a lower temperature can be a fail safe for overcooking. Lower temps allow the fish to release the fat and oils slower helping to maintain the moisture and texture.
The hot and quick camp says:
- 1-2 inch thick fillets can be cooked at a higher temperature for shorter amounts of time and still retain beautiful texture and flavor.
This lemon salmon is great because the foil packets not only allow a quicker cook time but the steam built up from the moisture in the salmon and asparagus gets locked into the foil packet and keeps the flavor and texture perfectly delicate.
How long do you cook salmon in the oven at 350?
At 350 the best amount of time to cook salmon is 20-25 minutes. 350 helps moisture to release slower keeping the fish from drying out. This recipe is cooked at a higher temperature true, but the foil pack creates a little sauna, and infuses the fish and asparagus with not only moisture but a great light flavor.
How long do you cook salmon in the oven at 400?
Many baked salmon recipes call for baking at 400° F for 15 minutes. In this lemon salmon recipe that’s exactly what is called for. It’s quick, simple, and great for busy dinner times, not to mention the lemon butter salmon is blanketed with all the yummy goodness of butter.
Looking for another baked salmon recipe lemon glazed? You might like:
- Lemon Basil Baked Garlic Butter Salmon
- Easy Greek Salmon Salad
- Parmesan Pesto Salmon and Roasted Potatoes
Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound asparagus spears ends trimmed
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut 4 sheets of foil. 12 x 18 inches, heavy duty foil.
- Place 2 lemon slices on each sheet of foil.
- Mix paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper together, and rub it over the salmon.
- Place each salmon fillet in the centre of the lemon slices.
- Divide the asparagus into 4 equal portions and arrange next to the salmon on each foil piece.
- In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, garlic and basil.
- Pour the butter mixture evenly over each piece of salmon and asparagus.
- Wrap the salmon and asparagus in foil, and secure and seal the edges to create a packet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes
- Open foil packets and enjoy, or broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp up exterior
- Garnish with additional lemon juice and fresh basil.