Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets


  • 4 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound pencil-thin asparagus
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix melted butter, garlic, lemon zest together in a bowl.
  4. Arrange four large squares of aluminum foil onto a flat work surface. Place a fillet into the center of each square. Divide the asparagus spears and tomato halves between the four portions; top each with a lemon slice. Drizzle butter mixture evenly over each portion. Bring opposing sides of each sheet of foil together and fold to keep together. Twist the ends together to seal completely.
  5. Cook on preheated grill until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 11 to 13 minutes.
Mealthy tip:

The technique in this recipe can be adapted for other varieties of fish and vegetables. Try mahi mahi. Adjust your cooking time depending on thickness of fillets. A quinoa side dish would be a great accompaniment to this recipe.


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Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Really tasty and easy salmon dish. I added in some herb butter and it was fantastic for a Keto dinner.

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Laura Griffin says:

These grilled salmon and asparagus foil packets were so easy! I can't believe I had not thought of this before. The lemon butter sauce was perfect. This is my favorite way to make this dish now.

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Sarah Gray says:

Mahi Mahi was a perfect substitute for this recipe. Served it with a side of brown rice. Brilliant!

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Anthony Cohen says:

Made this recipe with mahi mahi and a side of quinoa. So good. Love the asparagus, lemon, and tomato flavors in the packet with the fish.

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Steven Gomes says:

Made this recipe in the oven instead of a grill. Love the way the tomatoes cook, they give off so much flavor. I added some herbs and spices too.