Basil & Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil

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Basil & Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil

This salmon is baked in foil and topped with basil and lemon.

  1.  Course : Main Course
  2.  Cuisine : Seafood
  3.  Prep Time : 5 minutes
  4.  Cook Time : 20 minutes
  5.  Total Time : 25 minutes
  6.  Servings : 6 servings
  7.  Calories : 265 kcal


Ingredients :

  • 1 ½ lbs salmon cut into 6 fillets
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 handful basil finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 6 lemon slices
  • See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #1


Instructions :

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay salmon fillets on aluminum foil, evenly spaced.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine butter, garlic, basil, juice, salt and pepper. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  • Pour half of the lemon-basil sauce over salmon fillets. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.  Top each fillet with one lemon slice.
  • Close aluminum foil around salmon to make a packet. Bake salmon for 15 minutes without undoing the foil packet.
  • Open the foil packet, pour remaining lemon-basil sauce over fillets and return salmon to oven under a High broil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Watch salmon closely while broiling. Once salmon starts to brown slightly, remove from oven and serve immediately.

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