Simple Salmon Dinner Wrapped in Silver

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Consider this your warning. In subscribing to DC Dishes you will notice a few things. I won’t reveal all of my secrets right off the bat, but if you have seen my Instagram you are aware that I love seafood. Catfish, shrimp, tilapia, and you guessed it- salmon! Don’t get me wrong, I cook and bake other food and those recipes will be featured on DCDishes every week. I just couldn’t resist sharing a quick and easy salmon recipe featuring my basil pesto.

I have found that salmon fillets with the skin on are usually less expensive than skinless ones. As a woman who loves a discount, I’ve purchased salmon fillets with the skin still attached. With admittedly minimal research done on the best way to remove the skin, I have with Freddy Krueger like finesse, shredded up perfectly good fillets by mistake. My tip to you salmon lovers out there- make sure your knife is sharp and exhibit patience. If you do not have either of these things, just spring for the skinless fillets. Which is what I do more times than I’d like to admit.

Foil pack dinners are a great option for those busy work week nights. I love them because there’s minimal prep work, they are delicious, AND clean up is a breeze. Try this dinner in foil during a hectic week. You won’t be disappointed.

Salmon Dinner Foil Pack

What you need:DSC_0298

  • 4 salmon fillets, skinless
  • 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1-pint cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 TBS olive oil
  • Juice of one medium sized lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto (store bought or homemade)
  • Aluminum foil

Instructions:
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, toss asparagus in 2 TBS of olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss tomatoes in a bowl with remaining 2 TBS of olive oil and a small amount of salt.
  • Divide asparagus evenly and place on 4 separate sheets of foil.
  • Place one fillet of salmon on top of the asparagus. Repeat for each piece of foil.
  • Spread about 2 TBS of pesto on top of each salmon fillet.
  • Drizzle lemon juice on top of each fillet.
  • Divide and place seasoned tomatoes on top of each fillet.
  • Wrap both ends of foil together forming a packet. Do not wrap too tightly to ensure heat circulation.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 22 -25 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.
  • Carefully open up salmon packs and enjoy!

Cook With Me:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, toss asparagus in 2 TBS of olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.DSC_0301
  • Toss tomatoes in a bowl with remaining 2 TBS of olive oil and a small amount of salt.
  • Divide asparagus evenly and place on 4 separate sheets of foil.
  • Place one fillet of salmon on top of the asparagus, about 6 pieces per foil pack. Repeat for each piece of foil.DSC_0302
  • Spread about 2 or 3 TBS of pesto on top of each salmon fillet. If you want more flavor, add more pesto!DSC_0304
  • Drizzle lemon juice on top of each fillet.
  • Divide and place seasoned tomatoes on top of each fillet.DSC_0306
  • Wrap both ends of foil together forming a packet. Do not wrap too tightly to ensure heat circulation.DSC_0308
  • Place foil packets on a baking sheet and bake for 22 -25 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.DSC_0310
  • Carefully open up salmon packs and enjoy! I added a bed of white rice to make the meal a little more filling!DSC_0317

There will be more recipes with pesto to come! Give this delicious dish a try and leave a comment telling me what you think!

 

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  1. Usually I use pesto with chicken, so it was nice to find a new recipe with salmon and pesto. I had fun making these packets of salmon pesto goodness. A nice, colorful and filling dish. Loaded the pesto, and garnished with lemon wedges as well. Everything cooked up quite well. A win in my book!

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