Foil pack meals are a gift at the end of a busy day. No recipe needed, no reading of long ingredient lists, no piling up dishes that will need to be washed– just pop everything in a strip of aluminum foil, bake, and be ready to eat in 20 minutes or less.
This method of cooking isn’t just easy. It’s healthy, too. The foil pack captures moisture, so less fat and oil is needed during baking. It’s the perfect way to get more fish in your diet, making it wildly simple to cook up fillets in no time at all.
1. Foil Baked Fish & Black Beans
Get a taste of the Southwest with this easy combination of savory flavors. Lowfat fish and high-in-fiber beans round out a delicious meal…and leave no dishes left for cleaning at the end of it.
4. Honey Salmon in Foil
A delicious, sweet-meets-savory recipe that will turn any filet of salmon into a restaurant-worthy dish. Serve with wilted spinach or an arugula side salad for a truly beautiful meal.
5. Asparagus & Salmon Foil Packets
This mildly sweet, full of springtime flavors recipe creates a restaurant-quality piece of salmon in no time at all.
1 pound asparagus
2 salmon fillets
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil
3 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon black or toasted sesame seeds
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice ends from clean asparagus spears. Split asparagus bunch in half and place each half in the center of your foil. Top with salmon. Sprinkle with garlic, drizzle with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sprinkle with brown sugar.
2. Fold foil over the top of the salmon filet’s, rolling it down to create a secure tent over the top of the fish. Firmly roll the edges of the packet, as well, to secure the juices in the foil pack.
3. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
4. Allow to cool slightly before opening foil pack. Garnish with sesame seeds, serve and enjoy!
Brooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.