Entree: Baked Salmon with Lime and Herbs

30 Jan

So the other day I was craving fish…definitely not my usual go-to dinner. We had some frozen fresh salmon caught by my aunt and uncle so I decided to try to bake it in foil in the oven. It turned out so moist and delicious!! I apologize for the bad quality phone pictures…I wasn’t prepared :S




filet of salmon
one lime
white onion, sliced
minced garlic
salt, pepper, thyme, oregano
splash of oil (olive is fine)
aluminum foil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut a large enough aluminum foil to house your salmon filet (with extra room on the sides to make four “walls” around the salmon.
3. Place aluminum foil sheet onto cookie sheet and frozen salmon filet in the center of the foil, making sure it is covered 360 degrees by the foil. (I didn’t thaw my salmon, but if you did it would greatly reduce the cooking time…not sure how it would turn out. Also, a thinner piece of salmon than what we used would also result in less cooking time.)
4. Cut lime in half and squeeze lime juice from each half onto the salmon.
5. Add onions, garlic, spices, and a splash of oil. (We used a really thick and large filet, so we used about 1TB minced garlic.)
6. Cover with another piece of foil and bake in the oven for 1-1.5 hours! (A few times during baking, I took the salmon out and spooned the liquids back onto the salmon.)
7. The salmon is done when it is no longer dark pink and tender. It should be able to be cut easily with a fork. 🙂
8. Enjoy!

There are lots of variabilities, but I hope you enjoy the general concept of flavor!


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