This salsa verde baked salmon in foil came about completely on a whim, and I am so happy it did. Do you ever pull something out of the freezer in the morning, and then get to dinner and have absolutely no idea what you intended on doing with it? That’s what happened here. I pulled some salmon out, and then drew a complete blank come dinner time. My ‘go-to’ salmon dish is always this 4 ingredient teriyaki salmon, but we had just eaten something similar earlier in the week – and you know I hate meal repeats 🙂
So, after rummaging around in the fridge, I found a batch of homemade salsa verde leftover over after making these chicken and zucchini skewers. I spread that garlicky goodness on the salmon, threw it in a foil packet with some veg, and hey presto, dinner was served. And I have to say, it was seriously satisfying.
Make sure to keep the juices from the bottom of the foil packet after cooking. I poured it over some freshly cooked pasta, and served it up with the baked salmon in foil, and it was divine. Garlic and olive oil – simple and delicious! I also served with a little side salad, simply because I was super excited to be harvesting my own lettuce in the garden for the first time ever 🙂 It’s definitely the simplest things that can be the most satisfying.
Let me know if you try out this salsa verde baked salmon in foil, and if you love it as much as my whole family did. Happy eating!
- 4 skinless salmon fillets
- 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley
- 10 cloves of fresh garlic crushed
- 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/4 lbs fresh green beans ends trimmed
- 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
- 3 tsp olive oil divided
- Juice from one large lemon. quartered
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or fire up the grill)
Whip up the salsa verde by popping the parsley, garlic, chilli flakes and olive oil into a food processor, and blend until combined but still a little bit chunky
Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, pop in the green beans for about 3 minutes and then drain and toss in a bowl with 2 tsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Cut four pieces of aluminium foil into about 14-inch lengths
Into the foil package lay a quarter of the green beans, top with the salmon and then 1tbsp of the salsa verde mixture - spread it over the whole piece of salmon. Toss the halved tomatoes in the remaining 1 tsp olive oil, and then pop 1/4 of the tomatoes on top of each salmon stack
Wrap the foil packages and crimp the edges to seal. You don't want to wrap it too tightly, make sure there is room for the air inside to circulate
Pop all of the foil packages onto a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until salmon has cooked through, about 20-25 mins. For grilling tips, see notes (below)
Serve and enjoy (see notes)
If you are planning on grilling this, it works just wonderfully! We have a ceramic grill and it usually takes about 10-15 mins at a high temperature. Adjust depending on the type you are using.
There will be a lovely garlic oil mixture at the bottom of each package - this is delicious drizzled over some freshly cooked pasta which also pairs well with the salmon.