Foil Wrapped Salmon and vegetables

Foil Wrapped Salmon and Vegetables

foil wrapped salmon and vegetablesConfession time: I am afraid to cook fish.

If I mess up $3 a pound chicken I can somewhat come to grips with that. But, $19 a pound salmon fillet. No way! I would be devastated for days.

While strolling through the store this week I spied a wild caught Keta salmon fillet for about $6 a pound. Okay, let’s do this!

I had been thinking about making “something” in foil packets one of these days. So last night was the night for both: Foil Wrapped Salmon and Vegetables.There isn’t much to say about this that you can’t pick up in the recipe. It is easy, healthy, quick cooking and pretty much fool proof.

I went light and simple on the marinade because I wanted it to accent the salmon not overpower it. The vegetables were what was in the fridge.

Serve it with rice or couscous, like I did.

From start to finish I was out of the kitchen in under an hour, mostly hands off time during the marinating and baking. The fish was perfectly moist and flaky. The vegetables were soft, but still had a nice crunch.

Add to that clean up was a breeze: toss the foil and rinse out the pan.

I feel so confident, I might try tackling my next cooking fear: PASTRY CRUST.

Foil Wrapped Salmon

Prep time35 minutes
Cook time25 minutes
Total time1 hour
Meal type Meatless Main Dishes, Salad and Vegetables, Seafood
Moist and delicious salmon and vegetables in foil with a light honey ginger marinade.


  • 3/4 to 1lb salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 " piece of ginger (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Medium zucchini (sliced in 1/4 inch slices)
  • 1 Large carrot (scrubbed and sliced in 1/4 inch slices)


Combine soy sauce, honey and ginger in a large zip to lock bag. Add salmon and marinade for 30 minutes.
Honey Ginger Salmon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or 9 x 13 pan with a large piece of foil.
foil lined baking pan
Place sliced vegetables in center of foil.
vegetables in foil
Add salmon fillet and marinade.
Salmon and vegetables in foil
Tightly wrap foil around fish and vegetables.
foil wrapped salmon and vegetables
Bake for 20 -25 minutes until fish is cooked and flaky.
Foil wrapped salmon fillet and vegetables

Until next time, happy eating.

7 thoughts on “Foil Wrapped Salmon and Vegetables”

  1. nice! looks lovely and light. nice big piece of fish.
    Pastry Crust?!! are you kidding ? you are a fabulous cook i can’t believe that is your fear! Tackle that this week i’m sure it’ll be brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing with us for Sunday Brunch!
    look forward to seeing your pastry crust dish next week 😉
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