Baked salmon in foil with asparagus and lemon garlic butter sauce

Baked salmon in foil with asparagus and lemon garlic butter sauce is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for a healthy dinner. Here’s a simple recipe for you:


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • Foil for wrapping


  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the foil: Tear off four sheets of aluminum foil, large enough to wrap each salmon fillet and asparagus.
  3. Season the salmon: Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Assemble the packets: Place a salmon fillet in the center of each foil sheet. Arrange a handful of trimmed asparagus spears around each fillet. Place a couple of lemon slices on top of each fillet, and sprinkle minced garlic over the salmon and asparagus.
  5. Make the lemon garlic butter sauce: In a small bowl, mix melted butter with the juice of half a lemon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Drizzle with sauce: Drizzle the lemon garlic butter sauce over the salmon and asparagus in each packet.
  7. Wrap and seal: Fold up the sides of the foil over the salmon and asparagus to create a packet, making sure to seal the edges tightly to prevent any leakage.
  8. Bake: Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  9. Serve: Carefully open the foil packets, being cautious of the steam. Serve the baked salmon and asparagus hot, garnished with chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!

This dish pairs well with rice, quinoa, or a side salad for a complete meal.

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