Monday, July 13, 2015

Salmon with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

This is a simple, tasty and healthy recipe for salmon
 It is equally good done in the oven or on the grill
Surround it with lemons and tomatoes and a few sprigs of fresh dill for a picture perfect entree.

  • 1 piece of wild filleted salmon
  • 2 lemons
  • 2-4 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1-2 lemons
  • several sprigs of fresh dill - you'll need about 1/4 up coarsely chopped but leave some whole
  • handful of fresh parsley - again coarsely chop enough to fill 1/4 cup and leave several sprigs whole
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • salt and pepper or Lemon Pepper
  1. Cut a large piece of foil - enough to double wrap the salmon. Fold in half.
  2. Brush centre of foil with butter 
  3. Slice lemon and lay two rows of lemon slices on the foil
  4. Brush with butter. 
  5. Distribute whole sprigs of fresh parsley and dill over lemon slices and sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of the chopped chives.
  6. Place salmon on top of lemons and herbs and brush with butter.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining chopped herbs.
  8. Lay a row of sliced lemon on top of the salmon
  9. Wrap foil over the salmon and pinch edges together, leaving a vent at the top.
  10. Grill or oven bake at 325º until fish is done and flakes.  (About 10 minutes per 1" thickness)
  11. Remove to a platter and garnish with lemons, tomatoes and sprigs of fresh dill, parsley and chives. Serve hot or cold.


  1. mmmm... wish this was a"take-out" window! Looks really good.

  2. I cook salmon with lemon butter and dill all the time, but never thought to do it in a foil envelope. Laying the fillet on a bed of lemon slices plus herbs is a great idea.