Baked Salmon in Foil

When it comes to salmon, I think that simple preparation is best. This is a simple way that we used to cook fresh caught salmon either on the grill or in the oven.

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40mins
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ingredients

  • 3 12 lbs whole salmon
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil or 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 onion, sliced (optional)

directions

  • Lay a piece of silver foil, large enough to wrap the salmon in a very loose parcel, on a baking tray.
  • If the salmon is to be served hot, grease the foil with the butter, or use the oil if serving the salmon cold.
  • Thinly slice the lemon and put about half on the foil.
  • Put the salmon on top, with a few slices of lemon inside with onions, if using, and lay the rest of the lemon along the top of the salmon.
  • Season generously and wrap loosely, making sure the edges are securely folded together so that no steam can escape.
  • Put into a medium oven, 450F (180C), for 10 minutes per pound.
  • If serving hot, take it out of the oven and let it stand for a further 10 minutes.
  • If serving cold, leave the salmon in the foil for two to three hours.
  • To serve: Unwrap the fish and gently pull off the skin.
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"When it comes to salmon, I think that simple preparation is best. This is a simple way that we used to cook fresh caught salmon either on the grill or in the oven."
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  1. Annacia
    I reduced the amount to a single serving just for myself. Used a smaller salmon steak of about 4-5 oz's. Used 1 lemon slice cut in half with one half on each sire of the fish. Simple , easy, healthy and quite tasty. Served with a mayo free carrot cole slaw and tomato slices. Thanks Vic for another keeper!
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  2. lazyme
    When it comes to salmon, I think that simple preparation is best. This is a simple way that we used to cook fresh caught salmon either on the grill or in the oven.
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