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Lemon Dill Salmon in Foil

Seriously dead-simple salmon cooked right in foil! 10 minutes prep. No clean-up! And you know lemon-dill flavors are THE BEST!

Lemon Dill Salmon in Foil - Seriously dead-simple salmon cooked right in foil! 10 minutes prep. No clean-up! And you know lemon-dill flavors are THE BEST!

Greetings from Palm Springs!

We took a mini getaway to 109 degree weather for a little bit of R&R, except I’m the only one up at 6AM while everyone is sleeping in.

So that’s why I’m sharing my newest salmon in foil recipe.

Because I’m waiting for the rest of the peeps to wake up.

Lemon Dill Salmon in Foil - Seriously dead-simple salmon cooked right in foil! 10 minutes prep. No clean-up! And you know lemon-dill flavors are THE BEST!

No, but really, I just had to share this ASAP as you know I love a good foil recipe.

It’s dead-simple with pretty much zero clean-up.

You know the deal.

Serve in the foil, and you’re set. Plus, you know you can’t go wrong with lemon and dill!

Lemon Dill Salmon in Foil

Seriously dead-simple salmon cooked right in foil! 10 minutes prep. No clean-up! And you know lemon-dill flavors are THE BEST!

10 minutes15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the butter mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  4. Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with dill, if desired.

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  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Question: I see the lemons have a nice brown coloring too them, did you do that in a pan before adding them to the salmon to back in the packet?

  2. Its good. But, 20 minutes at 375 is not right. I had to jack it up to 400 for an additional 15 mi utes before it was done. 2lbs of salmon is alot of salmon for just 15 to 20 minutes

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I picked this receipt to try because of its simplicity and quick prep/cook time. The easy clean up was just a bonus. Bottom line it was Excellent! The combined flavors on the ingredients exceeded my expectations. In fact, I spooned the left over mixture on top of steamed cauliflower that complimented the entire meal. I love this site, it’s Damn Delicious.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was fantastic! Used fresh dill vs dry because that’s all I had. It turned out perfectly! I had a 3 lb cut and cooked at 350 for about 28 min 🙂 

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic! Why am I not surprised, a few basic ingredients and fresh dill as well, loved it! I typically poach salmon, broiled a few times also. But for some reason I’ve never done salmon in foil. Compared to poaching, this is much easier to clean up too, always a bonus.  Thank you much!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Flipping eck! It was brill. Thanks. Served with new potatoes and asparagus. Just one tip, don’t overdo the lemon juice as can make it taste sour.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve only tried it once but will definitely be using it again. My boyfriend gave about the salmon. The ingredients was portioned just right. My salmon turned out moist and flaky.
    I give this recipe 5 stars!!!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Wow…looks awesome ….will be making this for dinner.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe is absolutely delicious. Ive made this twice and have so far converted three salmon haters. Excellent!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hi Chungah,

    I just love this recipe. It’s now the only way I make salmon. I never use the fresh dill because it’s not something I usually have on hand. I just now always make sure I have lots of Dill cause I probably make this almost once a week. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of eating this. I love your recipes. I recommend you to all my friends. I’ve tried several of them and they never disappoint. Keep em coming.

  11. We have made this twice and have really enjoyed it. However, although I am a big fan of fresh dill, for this recipe I thought it perhaps added a bit of visual appeal to the plate but not necessarily improving the flavor while driving up the overall cost.

  12. Hi Chungah!

    I can’t wait to make this recipe!! I was just wondering if you keep the skin on the bottom side of your salmon or if you get skinless?


  13. Just wondering, do you leave the skin on? I am looking forward to trying this recipe.

  14. Can’t wait to make this. It looks so delicious. I love lemon and dill together, but I’ve never used it on salmon. How long have you been making this recipe? Thank you for sharing!

  15. I made this today. Tastes amazing!

  16. Excellent! We had this for Mother’s Day dinner tonight. I followed the recipe as-is, except that I substituted olive oil for butter. This was perfectly cooked and received high compliments from everyone. I think that the mix of dry dill and fresh gives a more intense and nuanced dill flavor — a big plus for a dill lover like me. Many thanks! 

  17. This was fantastic!! now when I ask my 4 year old what she wants for dinner, she says, “hm, how bout salmon?” love it!! thanks for sharing!!

  18. Made this tonight – very easy and delicious. Instead of using dried dill, I just increased the fresh dill to 3 tablespoons. Just out of curiosity, was there a reason you mixed it? Paired it with rice cooked in low-sodium vegetable stock and steamed green beans. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  19. As if it didn’t sound like a great dish, your pictures make this look incredible. It’s 9 in the morning, and I am thinking about making a salmon dinner dish now!

  20. It is looking really damn yummy.
    I will surely try it.
    Thank you

  21. Did you do the tram experience? I hope u had fun

  22. Did you use a torch to broil the lemons in the picture? Otherwise, they would not brown if wrapped in foil.

  23. Yumm, salmon is my favorite. Love the simple, classic you got with the fish. Definitely want to try this recipe for a simple dinner one night (:

  24. OMG Chungah, this looks sooooo yummy.  I enjoy your recipes.

  25. I love the foil recipes!

  26. Hi Chungah,
    Hope you’re having a great time in Palm Springs! 🙂
    We enjoy making foil recipes, especially on busy weeknights.
    Thanks for the easy salmon recipe!

  27. Hi Chungah looking forward to trying this recipe as I’m a big fan of baking fish in foil. Still trying to keep the summer heat out of the kitchen so I’m going to use the grill. Would you use indirect heat on the grill with the same temp?

    • You can place the salmon on the grill, covered, over medium heat for about 15-18 minutes, rotating the packet halfway, until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.