Baked salmon in foil that’s been brushed with a sticky, citrus, honey and soy sauce that will make you cry with joy!. This recipe is so easy to make and pulls together in less than 30 minutes! The salmon is flakey and tender when baked this way and stays really juicy. You’re going to love it!
But wait, I still haven’t told you the best part — In addition to being just a quick 30 minutes cooking for this Gourmet dinner, there’s barely any cleaning up afterwards, just toss the foil in the garbage, TADAAAA! …… WIN WIN!
Let’s talk about the sauce that’s going to make this baked salmon in foil recipe your favorite way to eat fish. It’s simplicity itself. Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan and simmer until it becomes sticky and reduced, about 5 minuutes. I think it would be great on anything acctually, it”s just so delicious.
This is a recipe that you need to keep in your back pocket not only for weeknight dinners but also to impress your dinner guests with. ( Pssssst.….no one needs to know how easy it was).
I like to use a double layer for the baking, first tin foil and then parchment paper , no need to butter that first. Place the salmon on top and Into the oven it goes, and the most magnificent smells will torture you for the next 14 minutes of your life.
Serves: 4 – 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: ca. 15 minutes
- 1 ¼ pound salmon (preferably wild )
- juice of half a lime (1 lime cut in half)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (1 lemon cut in half)
- 3 tablespoon orange juice (1 orange cut in half)
- 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark Agave syrup (or coconut sugar )*
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Freshly ground black Pepper
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF
- Cut the citrus fruits in half, take the juice needed from one half and use the other halfs to cut into slices to place on top of the salmon.
- In a saucepan over medium heat combine the juice, Soy sauce, dark Agave syrup, the honey, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger.
- Allow to reduce to 4 tablespoon, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, remove pan from heat and swirl so the butter starts to melt.
- Let cool.
- Place the salmon filet in a piece of parchment paper and on top of foil. Using a brush or spoon, brush the salmon with the sauce. Season with freshky ground black pepper.
- Top with the slices of citrus fruits.
- Bake the salmon for 10 minutes.
- Switch on the broiller or oven grill, and grill for 4 – 5 more minutes until really golden and sticky on top.
- Serve straight away.
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