Easy BBQ Salmon Recipe in Foil

Salmon is the perfect fish for the barbecue. The taste of fresh, grilled fish is a favorite for many people so it's no surprise that there are so many ! Wrapping the fish in foil is a simple method for enjoying barbecued fish with minimum fuss. Here's one quick and easy .

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What You Need

  • 2-3 lb fresh salmon fillet - whole or cut into portions
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 fresh lemons, one thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Extra lemon wedges, for garnish

Preparing the Salmon

  • Rinse the fish under cold, running water and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Lightly rub the salmon fillet with olive oil.

  • Sprinkle both sides with sale & pepper, to taste.

  • Place the salmon on a piece of foil large enough that you'll be able to make a "packet" from it, completely enclosing the salmon (don't actually make the packet yet, though) yet allowing it a little extra room (foil should not be tight against the fish).

  • Squeeze the lemon juice from one lemon evenly onto the salmon.

  • Sprinkle with chopped garlic, lemon rind, and finally the chopped green onions.

  • Lay the thin lemon slices in a row on top of the salmon.

  • Close each foil packet by pinching together the edges. The foil packet should allow the salmon a little breathing room, so that it can 'steam' inside.

Barbecuing the Salmon

  • Set up the barbecue for indirect cooking.

  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high.

  • Carefully transfer the foil-wrapped fish packets to the cooking grate.

  • Cover the lid and allow to cook undisturbed for 25-30 minutes or until done. The salmon is done when the flesh is opaque and flakes easily. Be careful opening the foil packets - the steam is hot!

This easy BBQ salmon recipe in foil is perfect for those days when you just want a quick but tasty meal without a lot of work. Carefully open up the foil packet(s) and discard the lemon slices (we squeeze out the hot juice onto the salmon before discarding). Serve the salmon immediately, with the combined juices / seasonings accumulated at the bottom of the foil spooned on top of the fish. Sprinkle with fresh parsley if you like, and garnish with fresh lemon wedges.


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