Two lemon slices atop the coho salmon fillet and ready to be wrapped in aluminum foil
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Foil Baked Salmon with Asparagus

Easy dinner recipe that requires very little to prep. Pop it into the oven and do other tasks as this needs none of your attention! Perfect 30 minute meal! Nothing beats the delicious flavor of this Salmon and Asparagus in a Foil Packet Recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon and asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 311kcal
Author savorandsavvy.com

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 tbsp butter cut into 8 pats of butter
  • 1.5 lbs asparagus use the tops
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Wash asparagus and cut the spears in half. Place asparagus tops in a large bowl. Save and store bottom spears for other uses like stir fries or soups. 
  • Cut a piece of aluminum foil and place the asparagus to form the bed.
    Several Spears of Asparagus on a piece of aluminum foil to start the recipe
  • Add the salmon fillet. I used wild caught coho salmon, but any variety will work great!
    Bright Pink Coho Salmon Fillet on a bed of Fresh Green Asparagus in a foil wrap
  • Cut a small amount of stick butter and place on top of the salmon
    Two pads of butter on the bright pink wild caught coho salmon on an aluminum foil wrap
  • Slice a lemon and place on the top
    Top down view of the asparagus, salmon, butter and lemon inside a sheet of foil and ready to be wrapped and cooked
  • Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and juice from one half of lemon juice over the top. Fold the foil packets and close them (seam side up) and place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until asparagus is fork tender and salmon reaches desired temperature.¬†
    Bright Yellow Lemons on the salmon and asparagus in a foil packet

Notes

Calorie content will vary based on size of salmon fillet. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 985mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg