Salmon Cooked in Foil with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I’ve been wanting to try cooking salmon in foil for the longest time as I’ve heard about how flavorful it can be. Cue my last trip to Marianos where the salmon looked so good, and I decided to bite the bullet! I decided to pair it with my last sweet potato although considering how quickly the salmon cooked, it may be better to cook up some green beans or something else simple to accompany it. I scarfed this down, so hope those of you who decide to make it enjoy it as much as I did!

Salmon cooked in foil( ~1  serving)
Total time:  20 minutes


1 salmon filet (try to use wild-caught)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon butter, cubed
italian seasoning
red chili powder


  1. In a saucepan, combine lemon juice and crushed garlic over medium heat. Allow lemon juice to reduce before adding in butter. Once you’ve added the butter, remove the pan from the heat and swirl around as the butter melts. Put back on the heat and repeat until butter is fully melted. Remove sauce from the stove
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Place salmon filet on a piece of foil that is large enough that you can create a packet. Brush lemon garlic butter sauce on top with either a brush or spoon. Sprinkle seasonings on top as well.
  4. Seal the packet so that the sauce will not leak out and bake in oven for about 15 minutes (depending on thickness of fish and how done you like it)
  5. Open the foil and broil for 2-3 minutes to caramelize the top. Serve with extra lemon wedges or other garnishes of your choice.

I served with roasted sweet potatoes, which were cooked as follows:

Savory roasted sweet potatoes( ~2  servings)
Total time:  40-50 minutes including baking time


1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
garlic powder
red chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet or pan with foil and lay out the sweet potatoes evenly
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to ensure it is distributed evenly
  4. Combine seasonings and sprinkle over the potatoes. Toss to make sure the potatoes are coated evenly
  5. Roast potatoes for 30-40 minutes or until they are soft on the inside
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve!



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