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Garlic Butter Herbed Salmon in Foil

Garlic Butter Herbed Salmon in Foil is a super easy weeknight recipe. So simple but elegant enough to serve to company. Ready is less than 25 minutes and delicious served with some simple jasmine rice and roasted vegetables.
Course Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rob


  • 2 1/2 lb salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. The piece of foil should be big enough to fold over and seal the fish well. 

    In a small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic, and  butter.  Put in microwave to melt butter. Whisk everything together.

    Place salmon on prepared baking sheet.

    Pour the butter mixture over the salmon. Spread the garlic mixture as evenly as possible over the salmon fillets. 

    Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.

    Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon. Make sure it is well sealed so the sauce does not leak out .

    Place into oven and bake until cooked for about 20 minutes.

    Open the foil and broil the fish for 2-3 minutes. If you desire. We sometimes eliminate this process. 

    Remove from the oven. 

    Qw serve this with jasmine rice and broccoli or salad. 

     Baking time may vary slightly due to the thickness of the salmon and your oven. Check the salmon every few minutes after the cooking time. Do not over cook! 

    Adapted from Little Spice Jar.