Do you love salmon but rarely make it because it’s not as flaky or seems overcooked? With today’s Honey Salmon baked in foil recipe, you’ll have flavorful and delicious salmon every time.
I love salmon because it’s protein rich, an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, niacin, phosphorus, and vitamin B6. What brings salmon to fame is its omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for many things; like lowering risk of heart disease improve cholesterol and other studies show lots of promising benefits for cancer, depression, and ADHD. If salmon had an actual label, I’m pretty sure we’d all eat more of it –ok, so I’m a big fan.
Back to the salmon recipe. I hate to admit that I typically don’t cook it at home because I often get distracted in the kitchen and from time to time, I over-cook it -gasp! So, after spending money on wild caught salmon, the last thing I want to do is eat dry fish. You know?
For years, I didn’t buy fresh (or frozen) salmon filets because I didn’t know how to cook it properly. Although, I love the flavor and benefits so much I also make Salmon Cakes and Salmon Nuggets for my kids.
Then, my aunt taught me the foil method and she said that the steam from the heat traps the juices inside to yield a delicious and flavorful salmon every time. I was skeptical, but I tried it. And alas, I loved it!
Next up: Miso Salmon Recipe
If you’ve never baked salmon before, don’t worry! Here is a quick video tutorial that shows you how:
There is an Italian restaurant in town that serves a honey glazed salmon baked inside a ramekin as an appetizer, that is to die for, and the flavor combination of this recipe reminds me of that.
Sometimes, I serve it over rice but my favorite way is served over lightly sauteed spiralized zucchini with a little olive oil, salt, and garlic.
I hope you enjoy this delicious and quick! recipe as much as I do.
Baked Honey Salmon in Foil
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 cloves garlic, grated or crushed
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 ½ – 2 pound salmon piece
- Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking pan with foil, making sure there is enough extra on each side to fold over the fish.
- Place salmon on top of the baking pan, skin side down.
- In a bowl, combine honey, grated garlic, olive oil, vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Pour glaze over the salmon and fold over the foil to fully cover the salmon on all four sides.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, without opening the foil until the final minute to make sure it’s cooked through. Remove from oven and serve immediately.