Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner? This super tasty Baked Salmon in Foil is ready in under 30 minutes and makes clean up a cinch!
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One of the things I love most about salmon is how quick and easy it is from start to finish to prepare. And this salmon in foil recipe takes easy to a whole new level! Once your salmon is cooked and served, you just toss the foil in the trash and clean up is done!
You can serve this Salmon in Foil by itself with the buttery, lemon, caper sauce or with Homemade Keto Tartar Sauce.
You can bake the whole salmon fillet in foil or cut it into individual serving sizes to make salmon foil packets. Baked salmon with lemon and dill makes a beautiful presentation, so you could even serve this recipe on special occasions or for last minute dinner guests.
What's in Baked Salmon in Foil
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Baked Salmon in Foil
Preheat oven to 375F.
Add the garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, melted butter, salt and pepper to a small mixing bowl, whisk together and set aside.
Place the salmon skin side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Pour the mixture over the top and brush to make sure all the salmon is coated with it.
Add the capers and dill on top, then seal up all ends of the foil.
You'll want the packet sealed tightly because part of this cooking process is how the salmon will steam inside the pouch.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
Carefully open the foil away from you, so that the steam will not be near your hands or face.
Garnish with more dill and slices of fresh lemon over the top.
With a easy Keto side dish like Green Beans Almondine, Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice or Cheesy Roasted Asparagus, you'll have a dinner prepared in no time but that will look like you spent hours in the kitchen.
Is Salmon Keto?
It’s perfect for Keto! Honestly, salmon is perfect for any diet because not only is it an excellent source for omega-3 fatty acids, it’s also an excellent source for protein and potassium.
There are many other health benefits to salmon that you can read all about in this article on Healthline.
How do I Know When Salmon is Done?
A common mistake a lot of people make when cooking salmon is over cooking it. Even the best types and cuts of salmon will be dry and chalky when it's overcooked. Depending on the temp and method in which you cook it, the cooking times will vary.
Salmon is best cooked to the medium stage. You can tell that it's done when you take a fork and lightly insert it and twist apart the center most section of the fish. The color will be a lighter pink and will separate easily along the white lines of the fish. If it's still a dark pink, give it just another few minutes and test it again.
Can I Freeze Leftover Keto Salmon Baked in Foil
Most people would agree, freshly baked fish is best. However, if you find yourself with leftover baked salmon, you can certainly freeze it.
Be sure to put the leftover salmon in the freezer within two hours of removing it from the oven. You should not use the foil to freeze the salmon. Just remove the salmon from the foil pack and freeze it in an airtight container for up to a few months.
More Keto Salmon Recipes
If you love this salmon recipe, here are some other really popular low carb salmon recipes to give you additional inspiration:
- Bang Bang Salmon Cakes
- Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon
- Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
- Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites
- Asian Glazed Salmon
- Cajun Salmon Alfredo
- Easy Salmon Piccata with Spinach
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Baked Salmon in Foil
- 2 pound Salmon filet
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Add the garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, melted butter, salt and pepper to a small mixing bowl, whisk together and set aside.
- Place the salmon skin side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray. Pour the mixture over the top and brush to make sure all the salmon is coated with it. Add the capers and dill on top, then seal up all ends of the foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
- Carefully open the foil away from you, so that the steam will not be near your hands or face. Garnish with more dill and slices of fresh lemon over the top.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve/Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.
NOTE: Recipes using Swerve/Erythritol can be substituted 1:1 with a Monk fruit/Allulose blend.
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