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Honey Lemon Salmon Baked In Foil

honey lemon salmon

I recently had the pleasure of receiving some Alaskan Copper River Sockeye Salmon from an associate. What a treat! I am a huge fan of salmon. I would even go so far as to say it is my very favorite type of fish. So I was very excited to eat it…but not necessarily to prepare it, because I haven’t ever prepared it at home in a way I have liked. After seeing a recipe for cooking salmon in foil on AllParenting.com, I thought it sounded pretty simple, so I decided to give it a go.

I ended up making a few changes to the recipe based on the ingredients I had on hand and based on the fact that I love lemon with fish! This also gave me the perfect opportunity to try my hand at cooking with essential oils…something I’ve been wanting to do for quite awhile now.

honey lemon salmon

Honey Lemon Salmon Baked In Foil

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 8 – 12 drops lemon essential oil (this gave the fish a deeper, richer lemon flavor than just juice.)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley (of whatever herb you fancy!)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 – 2 1/2 pounds salmon

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

honey lemon salmon

Line a baking sheet with two pieces of foil.

In a bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon EO, parsley, and salt & pepper.

Place salmon onto foil and fold up the sides.

honey lemon salmon

Pour the honey mixture, taking care to cover the entire salmon.

Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and seal the packet closed.

Place in the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

honey lemon salmon

To serve, slide a spatula between the salmon and the skin and it should slide right off. Cut the salmon into serving portions. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serve with rice, potatoes, a salad….or all three! :-)

honey lemon salmon

If you love salmon as much as me…you are in for a treat! The fish was moist & flaky (cooking it in the foil is key!) and perfectly flavored. Feel free to play around with the ingredients to suit your taste (I think I’ll try sweet orange essential oil next time!) This is one of those recipes that is hard to “mess up!”  :-)

Baked in foil salmon with herbs

Honey Lemon Salmon Baked In Foil

Jill Nystul
I absolutely love lemon with fish, and this recipe gives me the perfect opportunity to try my hand at cooking with essential oils…I have a feeling you'll want to give this recipe a try!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 8 - 12 drops lemon essential oil or 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley of whatever herb you fancy!
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 - 2 1/2 pounds salmon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon EO, parsley, and salt & pepper.
  • Place salmon onto foil and fold up the sides.
  • Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon.
  • Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  • Place in the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • To serve, slide a spatula between the salmon and the skin and it should slide right off. Cut the salmon into serving portions.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 22gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 342mgPotassium: 569mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

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  • Love this recipe but without the honey, and use rosemary instead of honey. Also put lemon slices on top, along with white vwine instead of wine vinegar. But when I have time, I use a smoker–and smoke at 280° for about 45 min. Yum! After reading this remembered I had some salmon in freezer so guess what’s on the menu tonight?

  • One way to prepare salmon. I was raised on the pacific coast so I like fresh fish. We usually fried ours in a HOT skillet. Not a lot of grease or oil.When it is fresh, caught less than 24 hours ago it is good without all the stuff on it. If older it needs help. Almost any spice or herb you like can be used, I would not use the honey. I like lemon on most fish, or orange. Another way is blackened with lots of pepper.

  • My mom does the same w salmon my sister brings home from Alaska. She works in a fish/crab processing plant. My mom also uses foil but spreads mayonnaise over the fish, adds dill, and sliced lemons (squeezing some juice on it too). Everyone loves it. I hate all seafood so none for me!

  • Instead of EO I just slice lemons or oranges and place them on top of the fish while baking in foil. I also use lemon pepper if I don’t have fresh lemons or EO. Garlic powder works in place of fresh garlic. I usually cook fish on the grill in foil. Great recipe.

  • Howdy Jillee,

    I wanted to ask about essential oils as I am learning to be “chemical free” in our home. I noticed you have a lot of cleaning, natural soaps, body products with essential oils. Where is the best place to purchase the oils and are they edible. I know they can be pretty pricey. Any information will be appreciated.

    Thank you and God Bless you in All that you do!

    In His grip and by His mighty Grace,

    Mrs. Dana Parks

  • Too bad salmon will be GMO in the coming years. You can read a whole lot about salmon and shrimp at the Huffington Post. It is quite scary, really.

    Clearly your salmon is the real deal though. So delicious looking.

  • Stop, you are making me hungry. I think I have made this recipe before, except I left out the garlic and added rosemary in place of parsley. It was yummy.

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