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Lemon Basil Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets
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Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets

Salmon Foil Packets: Salmon has never been easier to cook, nor has it ever tasted better, lightly seasoned, doused in herb butter, and wrapped up in a packet to bake in the oven. As an extra bonus, crunchy but tender asparagus cook right alongside the salmon so you have a complete meal and no mess.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: foil packet, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 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.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Vitamin C: 24.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4.1mg