This grilled salmon in foil recipe is flakey and tender made with a simple herby butter for a fresh and healthy meal ready in under 30!
You will Love this Grilled Salmon!
We are back with another amazing grilled salmon recipe that is so easy to make and infused with tons of light and fresh flavors! We've got another
basic grilled salmon recipe
that's ready in 8 minutes, but this one is a little different!
This salmon is made in a foil-pack and there are so many reasons why I love this method.
Infused with flavor: first and foremost, a foil-pack helps the salmon really infuse with flavor. Our recipe uses butter and fresh herbs.
Flakey and tender: the foil-pack helps steam the salmon making it extra tender and flakey.
Dinner in under 30: From start to finish, you can have this foil wrapped salmon ready to go in less than 30 minutes.
Low carb and high protein: This salmon clocks in at just 1g carbohydrate and 22g protein!
Perfect grilled salmon in foil paired with pineapple salsa and quinoa makes for a healthy summer meal any night of the week!
How to Grill Salmon in Foil
This grilled salmon foil recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. You just can't beat that for any meal. If you are looking for healthy, delicious, and fresh recipes to serve your family, start with this one right here.
Step 1: Prep Salmon
Remove your salmon filets from the packaging and use two pieces of paper towel to remove as much moisture from the filets as possible.
Then, prep the herby butter topping. The flavor for the grilled salmon recipe comes from this glorious butter. It's simple. All you have to do is mix cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper into softened butter and you're golden.
Step 2: Create Foil Pack
After that, it's all about the foil pack. Place the salmon on a piece of heavy-duty foil and then fold all 4 sides in and seal. Just be sure there is no way for heat or liquid to escape.
Why foil pack?
creating a foil pack is the best way to steam your salmon on the grill. It traps all of the flavors and heat to evenly cook the salmon!
Step 3: Grill
Now it's time to grill your salmon! Preheat grill to 400ºF. Once fully heated, place salmon directly over the flame on your grill and let cook for 8-10 minutes.
We recommend checking your salmon after 8 minutes. The goal is to have your salmon be lighter in color, firmer, and flakey! Not done? Seal her back up and keep cooking.
This grilled salmon in foil needs to be the star of your next summer bbq. This healthy meal is made in under 30 minutes on the grill and full of fresh flavor!
Tips and Tricks
What temperature should I grill salmon at?
Preheat your grill to 400ºF to grill salmon.
How long do you cook salmon on the grill?
Salmon cooks fairly quickly compared to other meats that you are used to grilling. Depending on how you like your salmon, cook salmon in foil for 8-10 minutes.
What temperature should grilled salmon be?
The internal temperature of the salmon should be 145ºF. Something to keep in mind is that the salmon will continue to cook for a few minutes after you remove it from the grill! Leave the foil pack on the grill if you like your salmon well done!
How long to grill salmon in foil:
grilled salmon in foil only takes 8 to 10 minutes to fully cook to an internal temperature of 145ºF.
Can I cook grilled salmon in the oven?
Yes, you can prepare grilled salmon in the oven instead of the grill. Just set the oven to 400ºF and follow the same directions in the recipe card!
This grilled salmon in foil with pineapple needs to be the star of your next summer bbq. This healthy meal is made in under 30 minutes on the grill and full of fresh flavor! This grilled salmon in foil needs to be the star of your next summer bbq. This healthy meal is made in under 30 minutes on the grill and full of fresh flavor!