So, you think that having a delicious meal of Baked Salmon takes all night to make? Think again. This meal can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Yes!  I kept it simple so just about anyone can fix this, with the seasonings they always carry in their cupboards. In less than 30 minutes , you can enjoy a flavorful, filling supper, that’s healthy and satisfying. Salmon plumps up when it cooks, so the pound or 2 pounds that you buy will stretch a long way, and feed a family of 5 or more. If you get the Salmon fresh from the Deli section, this meals gonna be fantasticofabulouso!  Is that a word?  Well...It is now!  Can you tell I’m craving Salmon….Hmmm…What DOES that mean?!

Baking salmon in aluminum foil leaves the salmon tender, juicy and flaky. It also makes for a super easy clean up…(Kids love that part…actually..who am I kidding…So do I).

What you’ll need:

  • 1-2 pound piece of thawed salmon, rinsed.
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Lemon (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place rinsed salmon in the middle of a rectangular piece of foil. Be sure to use enough aluminum foil to wrap around the entire piece of salmon. ( I put the foil on a cookie sheet, so butter can't leak out and spill in the oven. Smart thinking, Huh.)

Drizzle 3 Tablespoons of butter on top of the salmon while in the foil. Sprinkle salt, garlic salt, and pepper to your liking on Salmon. (You can use your favorite seasonings, but most people have these three seasonings readily available in their cupboards).

Take the aluminum foil and fold over the top, sealing the edges so that the butter doesn’t leak out. If it leaks out.

Bake for 15 to 25 minutes, or until the salmon is fully cooked.

Optional: Once you open the foil to serve, you can lightly squeeze a fresh lemon across the top of the Salmon, for a zesty zing to this easy to fix dish.

I like to serve this with either wild rice and buttered peas, or sometimes a baked potato and baked onion on the side. (Just remember, baked potatoes are best baked in the oven, not the microwave, and you'll need to allow for more time for baking).

Now you have a delicious full flavored meal, prepared in less time than it would have taken you to drive your whole crew to a fast food restaurant. Enjoy!