Easy 20 Minute Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil


This Tender Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in foil comes together in just 20 minutes! This easy salmon recipe is slathered in a honey garlic butter sauce then baked in a foil packet for the perfect flaky bite. 


  • 1 lb. salmon
  • chopped parsley for garnish

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a large enough piece of foil that you could fold over and seal to create a packet later on. Place salmon in the center of the foil.
  1. In a small bowl, add garlic cloves, dijon mustard, butter, lemon zest, honey, smoked paprika, basil, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Mix everything together until combined.
  2. Pour lemon garlic butter mixture over the salmon and then fold foil up around it to create a tent.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until your desired doneness.
  4. Remove salmon from oven and turn broiler on HIGH.
  1. Unfold the foil so the salmon is uncovered. Place salmon back under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes till there is slight browning over caramelization on top.
  2. Remove from oven. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Serve.

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