Looking for an easy, foolproof method for cooking salmon? Try this simple recipe for baked salmon on foil — yielding flaky, juicy, and tender salmon fillets with minimal cleanup. It's paired with a flavorful sauce that is equally tangy, spicy, sweet, and savory.
- 1 pound salmon (Note 1)
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 navel orange, sliced
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill
- 1/2 navel orange, juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup
low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup
brown sugar(Note 2)
- 1 tablespoon
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- Make Sauce: Add all sauce ingredients to small saucepan, saving other half of orange for later. Stir together and simmer for a few minutes over medium to medium-low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Prepare Salmon: Prepare greased foil-lined baking sheet. Lay salmon on top of foil. Evenly sprinkle salt and pepper over salmon. Slice remaining half of orange and tuck slices under sides of salmon. Fold up sides of foil to hold in liquid, and pour half of sauce over salmon.
- Bake: Bake uncovered at 400 F until salmon is cooked through (internal temperature reaches 145 F), about 15 minutes. Top salmon with remaining sauce, garnish with fresh dill, and serve (Note 4).
|Makes 2 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 490 (24% from fat)|
|Total Fat 13g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Net Carb 29.5g|
|Total Carb 31.5g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
This pin has been sitting in my recipe box for years. I finally made it tonight and it was delicious! The sauce is AMAZING. I didn’t have orange juice but had a kumquat tree that still had fruit and used it. (Same difference?). It was a hit with the family.
Byfar the best tasting salmon recipe I ever made! My house smelled like a 5 star restaurant for 2 days lol. Thanks
I’ve now made this 3 times for the family and have to say it’s excellent. Never a bite left. Making it again tonight. I didn’t change one thing about the recipe.
Do you cover the salmon with foil or do you leave it uncovered? Thanks!
Leave it uncovered.
That was my question as well, as it seemed unclear if the salmon was covered the whole time. Thanks again for this great recipe!
For some reason, I cant seem to understand wether the orange slices go on top of the salmon or on the bottom? from your instructions it sounds like the top, but then on your images its on the bottom?
They go on the bottom. See instruction #2 where it says “Slice the remaining half of the orange and tuck the slices under the sides of the salmon.”
I LOVE this recipe! It’s simple and oh so delicious! I found this recipe after going grocery shopping so I left out the orange juice. I also used 1 TBSP of Brown Swerve. Even with these changes, it was soooo good! My sauce was thicker so it stayed around the fish better and I used a smaller Pyrex dish so I didn’t have to use foil. I don’t know how to cook or bake fish. But this recipe made me feel like I’m a real cook.
I am attempting this recipe this evening, it looks delicious. Treat for my wife.
This is my go-to way to prepare salmon! It’s a crowd pleaser! The only way my family eat salmon. Thank you! Chef kiss
I really don’t like dill. Is there another herb you would suggests using with this recipe?
You can substitute with another fresh herb, like chives or parsley.
My salmon has a thick skin on it remove or bake with skin?
Hi Jan. I personally prefer to remove the skin, especially a thick one, but it should be fine if you bake it with the skin on. Lay the salmon skin side down on the foil-lined baking sheet.
I made this tonight, and it was very tasty. I don’t like ginger, so I just left that out. I had to bake my salmon 6 minutes longer because it was a thick fillet. I paired the salmon with sauteed garlic parmesan asparagus. This is worth making again.
Made this tonight. All I can get out my mouth is Mmm mmm, GOOD!!
This was delicious! Served with riced cauliflower and stir fry veggies.
I forgot I also used dry dill since I didn’t have fresh and it was tasty
Delicious recipe! This is my second time making it. The first time was oh so delicious, so I decided to try it again the only difference is I didn’t use sriracha I used hot sauce, still delicious
I made this recipe tonight! I received excellent reviews! It was delicious!
Just made this Salmon recipe and it was really good. I dont really care for Salmon but trying to eat better. I can eat it more if it’s made this way.
My absolute favorite way to make salmon now
Whats a good side dish to go with this?
Sauteed asparagus or roasted broccoli would be delicious.
Bacon wrapped asparagus. Or a salad
I am making this this evening.
I usually grill our salmon outdoors but decided to give this recipe a try since I could prepare inside. It turned out beautifully and the flavor was amazing. Served each piece of salmon on an orange slice. Will definetly prepare this dish again.
The sauce was great!!!
I just wish my dad filleted the salmon better..lol
Planning on making recipe asap
There is more and more research coming out about the danger of cooking with aluminum foil, especially where high heat and spicy foods are concerned. Your recipe sounds wonderful, but I would not bake it in foil. It may be a little harder to clean up but healthier to eat!
Maybe put a piece of parchment paper underneath and the foil around it. Trying this tonight.