Easy Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil - A Flavorful Delight for Dinner!


Hello, my fellow food enthusiasts!

Today, we will embark on a culinary adventure that's not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make - Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce. This recipe is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a breeze to prepare, making it perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.

I found this delightful recipe over at FitAt60, and it's a true gem. Trust me; you'll want to bookmark this one!

As an experienced chef with more than five years of culinary adventures, I can attest that some of the most satisfying dishes are also the simplest. And this salmon and asparagus foil packet recipe is a shining example of that. Let's dive into this delightful recipe together:


For the Salmon and Asparagus:

- 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each, because we're going for generous portions)

- 1 bunch of fresh asparagus (trimmed and cleaned)

- Salt and black pepper (to season)

- Olive oil (for drizzling)

For the Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce:

- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (because butter makes everything better)

- 4 cloves garlic (minced, for that incredible aroma)

- Juice of 1 lemon (for that zesty freshness)

- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (to elevate the flavors)

- Salt and black pepper (to taste)

- Fresh parsley (chopped, for a vibrant finish)


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). While it's warming up, let's prepare the foil packets that will infuse all those flavors.

2. Tear off four large pieces of aluminum foil, each big enough to wrap a salmon fillet and a bunch of asparagus. Place a salmon fillet in the center of each piece of foil, and arrange a bunch of asparagus alongside it. Drizzle everything with olive oil, and season generously with salt and black pepper.

3. Now, let's prepare the lemon garlic butter sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute or so until it's fragrant and golden.

4. Remove the saucepan from heat, and stir in the lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. This sauce is going to take your salmon and asparagus to the next level!

5. Pour this luscious lemon garlic butter sauce evenly over each salmon fillet and asparagus bunch in the foil packets. It's like drizzling happiness over your dinner!

6. Carefully fold and seal each foil packet, making sure there are no gaps for that steamy goodness to escape. Place them on a baking sheet.

7. Pop the baking sheet into the oven and let the magic happen for about 15-20 minutes. The salmon should flake easily with a fork, and the asparagus should be tender yet crisp.

8. Once your foil packets are out of the oven, open them carefully (be cautious of the hot steam!), and sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley for that vibrant finish.

9. Serve your Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce straight from the packets for that rustic charm, or transfer them to plates for an elegant presentation.

And there you have it, my dear foodies - a mouthwatering Baked Salmon and Asparagus dish that's not only bursting with flavor but also a breeze to prepare. The combination of flaky salmon, crisp asparagus, and that luscious lemon garlic butter sauce is simply irresistible.

Remember to check out the original recipe on FitAt60 for more details and tips. I guarantee this dish will become a favorite in your kitchen, whether you're a seasoned chef or a home cook looking to impress.

Until next time, happy cooking, and may your kitchen be filled with the aroma of delicious creations like this one!