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Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets – Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone?

Salmon fillet in foil with asparagus and a fork of salmon.

Recently we have bought a small gas grill and now I look for any excuse to use it. Coming home with a beautiful salmon filet and a couple of pounds of asparagus I knew exactly what I was going to make with it. These Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets are quick, easy and delicious. What else do I need?

Salmon and asparagus in a foil packet.

The day was busy, I wasn’t looking for any fancy sauces or marinades, so I went with my tried and true combination of spices that I usually use when I make salmon – smoked paprika, dry garlic powder, black crushed pepper, salt and a little bit of cayenne for some kick. Sounds pretty simple, but the flavors are spectacular.

Two salmon and asparagus foil packets in a pan.

Plus, being grilled in half opened packets, both salmon and asparagus get a permeation of the smoke, to give you a hint of the outdoor experience indoors.

Baked salmon and asparagus on a plate with chimichurri sauce.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that if you have a jar of pesto, you can’t top the salmon with it;)
This way of preparing salmon is also great for camping or picnicking. You prepare everything in advance and refrigerate until ready to throw on the grill. Then, just 15 minutes later you have a complete meal, with no dishes to clean. Win, WIN!

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients for Salmon Asparagus in Foil:

  • asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • skinless salmon fillets
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black ground pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • Also: 14-inch foil pieces (you can use parchment paper if preparing in the oven)

How to make Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets: 

  • Place 1/4 lb of the asparagus in the middle of each foil square. Sprinkle with about 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.
  • Place the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with kosher salt, black ground pepper, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, and dry garlic or freshly pressed garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.

Preparing the salmon and asparagus for this salmon foil packet recipe.

  • If planning to grill or oven roast right away, partially close the foil to expose the top of the salmon, or if you like the salmon to be steamed inside, close the foil all the way.

Wrapping the salmon and asparagus in foil and cooking it on a grill.

To grill:

Throw on the grill for about 15 minutes on a preheated to about 400F grill, the time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.

To oven roast:

Place the packets on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated to 450F oven for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.
Once the salmon is cooked through, serve right away with a lemon wedge, if you wish.

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Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!
5 from 1 vote

quick and easy salmon dinner recipe made with asparagus. A simple dinner recipe made in foil packets.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon foil packets
Calories: 87 kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Also:

  • 4 14-inch square foil pieces (you can use parchment paper, if preparing in the oven)

Instructions

  1. Place 1/4 lb of the asparagus in the middle of each foil square. Sprinkle with about 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with kosher salt, black ground pepper, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and dry garlic or freshly pressed garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. If planning to grill or oven roast right away, partially close the foil to expose the top of the salmon, or if you like the salmon to be steamed inside, close the foil all the way.
  4. To grill - throw on the grill for about 15 minutes on a preheated to about 400F grill, the time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.
  5. To oven roast - place the packets on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated to 450F oven for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.
  6. Once the salmon is cooked through, serve right away with a lemon wedge, if you wish.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1166mg51%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 980IU20%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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