When you’re looking for an easy meal with minimal clean-up, you’ll want to try what is commonly referred to as a “foil packet” dinner. Recipes like this salmon foil packet are a tasty and effortless way to create a full meal with little prep and fewer dishes.
In general, salmon can be a tricky food to cook. If you cook salmon too long, it will become tough and dry. Furthermore, cooking salmon on the grill can make things even trickier since it often sticks to the grill and becomes difficult to remove.
Instead, cooking salmon in a foil packet like this will not only help you get the delicious charred flavor you love from the grill, but it will also ensure your salmon is perfectly moist and easy to remove.
But perhaps the best part of a salmon foil packet recipe like this is the fact that you can cook everything you want to serve your salmon with right inside the packet. Add veggies to your foil packet and delight in their irresistible flavor once they’ve finished cooking.
The veggies will absorb the tantalizing salmon marinade and juices, making them just as much of a star as the salmon itself. Our favorite veggies to include are asparagus and squash.
The entire meal takes about 10 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook over the grill. Best of all, you really only need a chopping board for your veggies, a small bowl for the marinade, and 4 sheets of foil to cook the dinners in — that’s all!
For another tasty salmon dinner, we recommend trying our healthy salmon chowder recipe!