Foil Baked Salmon w/ Lemon & Garlic

This is one of the super healthy, super quick recipes which we often cook for weekday dinners but never posted. I think it's because we make it mostly on days when we are starving and dinner is over within minutes of being out of oven leaving no time for photos! Whatever may be the reason the recipe is a sure keeper!

It allows for endless variations. I recommend keeping the lemon slices and juice, but switch it up with herbs (rosemary, thyme, mint, even Indian cilantro-mint chutney works excellently as top coat!). The fish will be moist and super juicy and it's a true delight to eat. We serve it with a green salad or a Mediterranean salad on the side. Enjoy!
Source: adapted from this wellplated recipe.

  • 1 medium sized piece of boneless salmon filet
  • 1 lemon (half thinly sliced; half juiced)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic - thinly chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp herbs de Provence - crushed
  • few springs of fresh rosemary
  • crushed chili flakes
  • Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • Line a large baking sheet with large piece of aluminium foil
  • place a few lemon slices and a spring of rosemary at the bottom. 
  • Place fish on the lemon slices. Drizzle olive oil, add salt & pepper and rub into the fish
  • Then add garlic, herbs de Provence, chili flakes, springs of rosemary and remaining lemon slices on top.
  • Pour lemon juice over the fish evenly.
  • Seal the foil over the fish leaving no open pockets
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven, careful unwrap the foil and broil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; serve warm!