Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner: Lemon Butter Foil Salmon

sunday dinner

Today I am introducing a brand new feature I’d like to call SUNDAY DINNER! Cooking is my favorite hobby after reading so I thought it would be fun to host a weekly feature to share some of my favorite recipes.

This week, I’ll be teaching you how to make one of the easiest recipes that tastes amazing — lemon butter foil salmon.

Note: Based on cooking for two. For more people, you will need to increase everything accordingly.


  • 3/4 lb. fresh salmon (preferably not farm-raised, but whatever you choose!)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • A bit of garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil, and Italian seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt together olive oil, butter, 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, and garlic powder
  3. Place slab of salmon on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold over and cover the salmon into a little pocket. Lightly season salmon with salt, pepper, basil, and Italian seasoning. Squirt a little lemon juice on top of the salmon.
  4. Once the mixture in the saucepan is melted, pour over the salmon and use a brush to evenly coat it. It’s fine to have excess run off the sides.
  5. Fold the aluminum foil over the sides of the salmon so that it is fully covered and none of the juices will run out.
  6. Place the salmon/foil onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Throughout the cooking process, it’s okay to unfold the foil and cut slices into the salmon to check for done-ness. Once fully cooked, the salmon will be light pink and flaky throughout.


I like to serve this salmon with a side of corn on the cob (also baked in foil after lathering in butter from a stick) and brown rice.

If you make this, please comment and let me know what you think!


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