Orange Rosemary-Thyme Garlic Baked Salmon - healthy, easy, gluten free dinner recipe. Perfect for seafood lovers!
Orange Rosemary-Thyme Garlic Salmon baked in foil - one of the best and easy ways to cook salmon (for me). All the juices are contained within the foil, the salmon comes out nice and moist, without drying out.
Easy recipe, only 30 minutes from start to finish. This recipe is for 1.5 lb of salmon (about 2 or 3 salmon fillets). Place each salmon fillet on a separate large piece of foil, sprinkle with salt:
Add all the good stuff:
Fold the sides of each foil to create loose foil pockets with salmon inside each pocket (to allow for air to circulate). Bake at 400 F in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes - and your salmon is ready!
Orange Rosemary-Thyme Baked Salmon
- 1.5 lb salmon (about 3 salmon fillets)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1.5 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons thyme fresh, stems removed, chopped (or use 1 tablespoon dried thyme)
- 1 tablespoon rosemary fresh, stems removed, chopped (or use 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
- 1 orange , sliced
- thyme sprigs optional
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Pat dry salmon. Brush with 1 tablespoon of olive oil from all sides. Season with salt. Place each salmon fillet on a large piece of foil (separate foil for each salmon fillet).
- In a small bowl, combine honey, lime juice, chopped garlic, chopped thyme and chopped rosemary. Mix to combine.
- Spread this mixture over the salmon.
- Then, top each salmon fillet with an orange slice. Top with thyme sprigs (optional).
- Fold all sides of each foil to create loose foil packets (leaving room for air to circulate inside the packet) with salmon fillet inside each packet.
- Place foil packets on the rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Carefully remove salmon from foil, separating the salmon from the skin which will remain stuck to the foil. Place the salmon onto a serving plate. Carefully scoop the sauce remaining in the foil packet and pour over the salmon.
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This is wonderful! Didn't have limes so used balsamic vinegar instead, on sockeye salmon. I put parchment down too so I wouldn't lose that yummy nutritious skin.
It’s absolutely delicious! The only thing I did differently was use melted butter instead of olive oil. This will be my go to recipe for baked salmon from now on. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
You are very welcome! I am glad you liked this recipe! 🙂
It’s absolutely delicious!! The only thing I did differently was use melted butter instead of olive oil. This will be my go to recipe for baked salmon from now on. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Glad you liked it! 🙂
My husband make this for my birthday dinner a few days ago. Best salmon ever!!!
I took inspiration from this, and used Orange, Rosemary, Garlic, Spring Onions, and Ginger on whole sea bass. It was absolutely fantastic! Very aromatic but didn't overpower the fish. Served with asparagus and homemade soft egg wholemeal oatcakes with five spice. Only reason I didn't give it 5 was I didn't use the exact recipe. But I'll be trying out the exact recipe soon when I have all the ingredients. Well done!
So happy you used this recipe as a base for your sea bass dinner. I am glad it worked well! Thank you for your wonderful feedback!
Everyone loved the flavor and felt it was one of the best salmon dinners ever. Served with Trader Joe’s rice medley and asparagus.e
So happy to hear that! Your comment made my day! Great idea to serve this salmon with rice and asparagus.
This looks so good and I have all the ingredients!
Do you think it would be ok to prepare the packets a
couple of hours in advance?
Yes, you can. Just keep the packets refrigerated before you are ready to cook.
Hi Julia, Do you think the same results could be achieved if we grilled the salmon? The recipe looks delicious
Joyce, I've never grilled salmon (yet) so I am not sure. 🙂
I cooked this last night, my husband loved it, he is not a salmon eater too much. I did not have any garlic so I put garlic powder in there and seemed to work. However, I will try with real garlic. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Thank you, Debbe, so glad you and your husband liked the recipe! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know you liked it. 🙂
Made this tonight for dinner, it was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe!
Thank you, Angelina, I am so glad you liked it!