Basil & Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil






Basil & lemon baked salmon in foil is a healthy salmon recipe and an easy way to make a low-carb, Paleo and gluten-free dinner the whole family will love!  

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs salmon cut into 6 fillets
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 handful basil finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 6 lemon slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay salmon fillets on aluminum foil, evenly spaced.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl combine butter, garlic, basil, juice, salt and pepper. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  4. Pour half of the lemon-basil sauce over salmon fillets. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.  Top each fillet with one lemon slice.
  5. Close aluminum foil around salmon to make a packet. Bake salmon for 15 minutes without undoing the foil packet.
  6. Open the foil packet, pour remaining lemon-basil sauce over fillets and return salmon to oven under a High broil for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Watch salmon closely while broiling. Once salmon starts to brown slightly, remove from oven and serve immediately.