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Inside: Learn how to grill delicious salmon in foil that your whole family will enjoy.
It is no secret that I love seafood. I grew up on the east coast of Mexico very close to the beach. Because of that, there was no shortage of seafood at our table.
I always loved going to the market with my mom or my abuela and picking out freshly caught fish and more to take home and cook for the family.
There are many ways to cook fish, but one of my favorite ways is to wrap it in foil with tasty spices and other fresh ingredients, and then slowly cooking it on the grill to juicy perfection.
In Mexico, we usually made a wood fire when we were grilling seafood and meats. It gave it a great taste, but it was hard to regulate the temperature sometimes. Here in the United States, it is more common to have a gas grill or a smoker. We personally like the smoky taste, which is why we have a wood pellet grill that we use for this type of recipe.
How do you prepare to grill salmon in foil?
The first step is to purchase high-quality salmon. Personally, I prefer to buy wild caught salmon whenever I can find it. Recently, I started using Open Nature® seafood products that I found at my local Safeway I really feel good serving this to my family, because these products bare the Responsible Choice™ logo, which means that the Seafood products are have been raised or caught in ways that help safeguard future supplies, helping to keep ocean ecosystems thriving.
100% of Open Nature seafood products are wild-caught as well, so that is another thing that I love about it.
For this recipe, I purchased Open Nature® Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Skin-on Fillet. It is a beautiful fish that just looks fresh and delicious! I shopped at Safeway, but you can also find Open Nature Alaskan Sockety Salmon Skin-on Fillet at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb. Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop.
To prepare it for the grill, I started by cutting it into smaller fillets so that I could make multiple foil packets. I then prepared the foil packets so that they were big enough to wrap around the fillets. I usually double wrap them just to make sure the liquid stays in.
I seasoned the salmon with lemon pepper and sea salt. Then I prepared some herb-infused butter by taking softened butter and adding chopped dill and thyme, garlic powder, and salt. I spread this over the top of each fillet and added some fresh veggies to cook with the salmon on the grill.
How do you grill salmon in foil?
Once the salmon is prepared and in the foil packets, you will want to heat your grill to about 350-400 degrees. Then add each foil packet (inserting a temperature probe into one) and cook it until it reaches an internal temperature of about 135-140 degrees.
At that point, you should remove it from the grill (leaving it wrapped in aluminum) and let it rest for about 10 minutes. During this time, it will continue cooking and will reach the recommended minimum temperature of 145 degrees.
You want to avoid overcooking it, so it is best to take it off a little early and let it finish cooking off the direct heat. When you unwrap the salmon, it should be perfectly flaky and delicious.
What to serve with grilled salmon?
There are so many tasty side dishes that you can serve with salmon grilled in foil. Try some of the options below and let me know what you think.
- Easy and Delicious Rice Pilaf Recipe
- Armenian Rice
- Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, and Bacon Soup
- The Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe
- The Best Homemade Coleslaw Recipe (Easy Too!)
- Bacon and Garlic Asparagus
This recipe was amazing and my whole family loved it. My husband isn’t a huge fan of seafood, but even he was asking for seconds.
I would love to hear your favorite ways to make salmon. Let me know in the comments below!
Grilled Salmon in Foil
- 1 Open Nature Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon Skin-On Fillet Cut into three smaller pieces
- 1 Stick Butter
- 2 Tbsp dill chopped
- 2 Tbsp thyme chopped
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
- 1 Zucchini Cut into slices
- 1 Yellow Squash Cut into Slices
- 1 Red Pepper Diced
- 1 Yellow Pepper Diced
- 1 Cup Broccoli Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Onion Sliced
- Preheat the grill to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Prepare the butter by mixing the softened butter, thyme, dill, garlic powder and salt until everything is well incorporated and it is creamy.
- Place each fillet on a large piece of aluminum foil with the veggies.
- Season the veggies and salmon with lemon pepper and sea salt.
- Spread the butter mixture over the top of each fillet
- Close the foil and put on the grill.
- Cook until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of approximately 135-140 degrees. This should take about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately.