Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

Recently we have bought a small gas grill and now I look for any excuse to use it. Coming home with a beautiful salmon filet and a couple of pounds of asparagus I knew exactly what I was going to make with it. Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets are quick, easy and delicious. What else do I need?

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

The day was busy, I wasn’t looking for any fancy sauces or marinades, so I went with my tried and true combination of spices that I usually use when I make salmon – smoked paprika, dry garlic powder, black crushed pepper, salt and a little bit of cayenne for some kick. Sounds pretty simple, but the flavors are spectacular.

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

Plus, being grilled in half opened packets, both salmon and asparagus get a permeation of the smoke, to give you a hint of the outdoor experience indoors.

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

Of course that doesn’t mean that if you have a jar of pesto, you can’t top the salmon with it;)
This way of preparing salmon is also great for camping or picnicking. You prepare everything in advance and refrigerate until ready to throw on the grill. Then, just 15 minutes later you have a complete meal, with no dishes to clean. Win, WIN!

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed
4 (6-8 oz) skinless salmon fillets
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black ground pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/3 tsp dry garlic powder or 2 cloves pressed garlic

Also: 
14-inch foil pieces (you can use parchment paper, if preparing in the oven)

How to make Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets: 

Place 1/4 lb of the asparagus in the middle of each foil square. Sprinkle with about 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.
Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

Place the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with kosher salt, black ground pepper, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and dry garlic or freshly pressed garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

If planning to grill or oven roast right away, partially close the foil to expose the top of the salmon, or if you like the salmon to be steamed inside, close the foil all the way.

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets - Quick, Easy and Delicious dinner. Prep ahead of time, then just throw on the grill or in the oven when ready to eat. Camping hacks, anyone? | Let the Baking Begin!

To grill

throw on the grill for about 15 minutes on a preheated to about 400F grill, the time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.

To oven roast

– place the packets on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated to 450F oven for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.
Once the salmon is cooked through, serve right away with a lemon wedge, if you wish.

Salmon Asparagus Foil Packets

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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 4 (6-8 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black ground pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ⅓ tsp dry garlic powder or 2 cloves pressed garlic

Also:

  • 4 (14-inch square) foil pieces (you can use parchment paper, if preparing in the oven)

Instructions

  1. Place ¼ lb of the asparagus in the middle of each foil square. Sprinkle with about 1 tsp of salt and ½ tsp of black ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with kosher salt, black ground pepper, ½ tsp smoked paprika and dry garlic or freshly pressed garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. If planning to grill or oven roast right away, partially close the foil to expose the top of the salmon, or if you like the salmon to be steamed inside, close the foil all the way.
  4. To grill - throw on the grill for about 15 minutes on a preheated to about 400F grill, the time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.
  5. To oven roast - place the packets on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated to 450F oven for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet. You are looking for the salmon to be opaque in the middle.
  6. Once the salmon is cooked through, serve right away with a lemon wedge, if you wish.

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