This grilled salmon in foil needs to be the star of your next summer bbq. This grilled salmon is infused with herby butter making it ultra-tender and flakey!
Salmon on the Grill in Foil
We are back with another amazing grilled salmon recipe that is so easy to make and infused with tons of light and fresh flavors. We’ve got another basic grilled salmon recipe that’s ready in 8 minutes, but this one is a little different because it’s wrapped in foil.
We love wrapping salmon in foil because it infuses the salmon with whatever you’re cooking it in. In this recipe, we’re using an herby butter.
This grilled salmon foil recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. You just can’t beat that for any meal. If you are looking for healthy, delicious, and fresh recipes to serve your family, start with this one right here.
Remove your salmon filets from the packaging and use two pieces of paper towel to remove as much moisture from the filets as possible.
Prep the herby butter topping. The flavor for the grilled salmon recipe comes from this glorious butter. It’s simple. All you have to do is mix cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper into softened butter and you’re golden.
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Create Foil Pack
After that, it’s all about the foil pack. Place the salmon on a piece of heavy-duty foil and then fold all 4 sides in and seal. Just be sure there is no way for heat or liquid to escape.
why a foil pack?
Creating a foil pack is the best way to steam your salmon on the grill. It traps all of the flavors and heat to evenly cook the salmon!
Grill salmon in foil
Now it’s time to grill your salmon! Preheat grill to 400ºF. Once fully heated, place salmon directly over the flame on your grill and let cook for 8-10 minutes.
We recommend checking your salmon after 8 minutes. The goal is to have your salmon be lighter in color, firmer, and flakey! Not done? Seal her back up and keep cooking.
What temperature should I grill salmon at?
Preheat your grill to 400ºF to grill salmon.
How long do you cook salmon on the grill?
Salmon cooks fairly quickly compared to other meats that you are used to grilling. Depending on how you like your salmon, cook salmon in foil for 8-10 minutes.
What temperature should grilled salmon be?
The internal temperature of the salmon should be 145ºF. Something to keep in mind is that the salmon will continue to cook for a few minutes after you remove it from the grill! Leave the foil pack on the grill if you like your salmon well done!
How long do you grill salmon in foil?
grilled salmon in foil only takes 8 to 10 minutes to fully cook to an internal temperature of 145ºF.
Can I cook grilled salmon in the oven?
Yes, you can prepare grilled salmon in the oven instead of the grill. Just set the oven to 400ºF and follow the same directions in the recipe card!
Marinate your salmon right in the foil pack and then toss it on the grill for an easy, flavorful grilled salmon in foil recipe!
Any kind of grilled veggie would be delightful next to this salmon. Here are some suggestions:
Grilled Carrots– These grilled carrots are sweet and savory, perfectly cooked, and full of amazing flavor! Throw these grilled carrots on the grill and serve them alongside any of your favorite BBQ dishes.
Grilled Zucchini– Turn on the grill and throw on some zucchini! Making grilled zucchini is easy and if you do it right you’ll end up with grilled zucchini with a little crunch rather than a soggy mess.
Foil Pack Grilled Red Potatoes– These foil pack grilled potatoes are an easy side to add to any bbq. All you need to do to make these grilled potatoes in foil is toss them in olive oil, spices, and create a foil pack!
Complete your meal with one of these refreshing cocktails!
Strawberry Vodka Lemonade– This StrawberryVodka Lemonade is made with fresh strawberry puree, fresh squeezed lemons and a honey simple syrup, plus vodka, of course! Get ready for your new favorite homemade cocktail.
Honey Greyhound Cocktail– It’s happy hour time! Make thisHoney Greyhound Cocktail for a refreshing cocktail that is delicious, naturally sweetened, and perfect for a night out on the patio or the perfect cocktail to mix up when you have friends over.
Skinny Margarita– Our signature skinny margarita recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients: lime juice, tequila, ice, and your choice of honey or agave simple syrup!
Easy Grilled Salmon in Foil
This incredible grilled salmon in foil is made with an herby butter in less than 30 minutes! It’s high protein and low carb making it the ultimate healthy summer meal.
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