Cook Your Salmon in Foil for Tender, Flaky Results

Cook Your Salmon in Foil for Tender, Flaky Results

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Lauren Kodiak
Jun 1, 2017
(Image credit: Gimme Some Oven)

Sometimes cooking a big piece of fish can be intimidating. Is it undercooked? Overcooked? Just right? Luckily there's an almost foolproof method for cooking fish that takes the stress out of the whole endeavor: foil packets!

Cooking salmon (or any fish) in foil is smart for a few reasons. First, it helps lock in steam and moisture, which prevents your fish from overcooking and drying out. It also makes cleanup a breeze! Whether you make this on the grill outside or in your oven, you don't have to worry about fish sticking to grill grates or juices dripping into the bottom of your oven. When you're ready to clean up, simply ball up the foil and toss it in the trash. It doesn't get much easier than that.

The key to this salmon is the honey mustard sauce that gets poured on top before cooking. A mixture of whole-grain mustard, honey, garlic, lemon juice, and smoked paprika, the sauce is flavorful but not overpowering, which means the salmon can pair well with almost any side dish. A simple green salad, grilled asparagus, roasted potatoes, brown rice — anything goes! Use the time while the salmon is cooking to whip up the sides and you'll have a complete meal ready in under 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil from Gimme Some Oven

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