Lemony packet-baked salmon



4 Servings


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Cut 1 lemon in half lengthwise, then cut each half into thin slices. Lay a long piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and place 4 115-g fillets of salmon in the middle of the foil, about 1 1/2 in. apart. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/8 tsp salt over fillets. Lay lemon slices overtop. Close and crimp the foil very loosely over the salmon, creating a packet. Bake until a knife tip inserted into thickest part of fish and held for 10 sec comes out warm, about 15 min. Remove from oven. Let rest 2 to 5 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 186,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Sodium
  • 126 mg.

Thinner dinner

This recipe is part 1 of 3 for June 2010’s “Thinner dinner”. Please see the recipe file for Mediterranean Barley Salad and Orange-Dill Asparagus & Rapini.

Healthy fats

Salmon’s omega-3 fats can improve heart and brain health.