Salmon Baked In Foil

salmonI love Giada De Laurentis for her easy and always delicious recipes. Here is her Salmon Baked In Foil which is sure to become one of your “go to” recipes!




  • 4 (5 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sprinkle salmon with 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, 2 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.

Place a salmon fillet, oiled side down, atop a sheet of foil. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape. Spoon the tomato mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Place the foil packet on a heavy large baking sheet. Repeat until all of the salmon have been individually wrapped in foil and placed on the baking sheet. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Using a large metal spatula, transfer the foil packets to plates and serve.


3 comments for “Salmon Baked In Foil

  1. Marcia
    April 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Great tasting dinner with little to no effort! I cheated a bit with canned tomato and onion and cooked it on the grill over indirect heat. Loved it! Thanks for finding it Patti!

  2. February 18, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Generally I don’t read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article.

  3. February 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    This recipe from Giada is already a go-to for me. I cook the salmon (most fish, for that matter) outside on the grill so there’s no fish smell hanging around. Great meatless choice!

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