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Salmon in Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil Paper

This wholesome Garlic Butter Salmon in foil paper is not only incredibly healthy and guilt-free, but it's also a perfect dinner choice for busy weeknights. You'll love it more because it's a cinch to make with an easy clean-up, too! Incredibly light and effortlessly delicious low-carb dinner that you can easily make in less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Oh yes!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 - 3
Calories 322kcal
Author Imma


  • 2-3 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 pound (227 g) vegetables, asparagus, green beans, grape tomatoes, and sliced bell pepper (mix and match)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoon s (56 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) garlic, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (8 g) parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) paprika
  • lemon juice, from ½ lemon or more to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 ml) chicken stock


  • Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Cut 2-3 sheets of heavy-duty foil paper about 14 by 12-inch, it doesn’t have to be precise - enough to hold the salmon and vegetables. Place the foil paper on a cookie or baking sheet.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper, then place salmon in the center of prepared foil paper.
  • Divide vegetables into equal portions and arrange next to the salmon on each foil piece. Salt and pepper vegetables to taste.
  • In a small bowl add butter, minced garlic, thyme, oregano, parsley, and paprika. Microwave for about 30 seconds. Mix in lemon juice and stock.
  • Brush salmon and vegetables with the garlic butter sauce, top with sliced lemon.
  • Fold foil papers in and pleat edges. This helps seals the juices in the foil paper making sure there are no tears or leaks.
  • Bake salmon for about 10-12 minutes or until cooked through and flaky. This all depends on the thickness of your salmon.
  • Remove and serve with sliced lemons and sprinkle with parsley. Enjoy!


  • First, find and choose the freshest salmon you can find.
  • If you can find Sockeye or Coho salmon, then you're in luck! They are the best type of salmon for this recipe.
  • You can use pink salmon since they're more common. However, it tends to be watery. So, you can halve the broth to achieve the same flaky texture. ;)
  • You can also slap this garlic butter salmon on a grill. Heat it to 375-400℉/195-205℃ for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remember, the cooking time depends on the thickness of the salmon fillets.
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 76g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 402mg | Vitamin A: 58IU | Calcium: 29mg