This delicious Ginger Basil Salmon in Foil is the perfect weeknight dinner that’s healthy, easy to prepare, and ready in just 20 minutes!
This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Is there anything better than a quick healthy weeknight meal that tastes delicious and looks like you slaved away in the kitchen?? That’s how I feel about this Ginger Basil Salmon baked in foil! You guys this salmon is SO flavorful and really couldn’t be any easier to throw together. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something healthy that is quick to make with little preparation and effort. I mean I’m pretty sure there are literally two steps involved in making this entire meal….step 1) mix up the marinade and step 2) pour it over the salmon. BOOM. Done.
Okay so I forgot to mention wrapping the foil and placing it in the oven, but c’mon is that really so hard??
This wild-caught Alaska salmon is natural, sustainable and a great source of protein which is why I love to incorporate it in my diet at least once a week (but usually more!) ALL of Alaska’s salmon is wild-caught so you know you are purchasing the highest quality and it is sold fresh or frozen all year round making it super convenient to enjoy your favorite meal whenever you’d like.
I purchased my Alaska wild-caught salmon fresh at my local grocery store, but you could also easily buy salmon frozen if you preferred. Did you know there are actually 5 different species of salmon you can choose from? They include king, sockeye, coho, keta and pink, and there are so many ways you can cook them too! Pan-searing, grilling, steaming, poaching, broiling, baking in foil….I mean the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to cooking salmon and it’s definitely fun to mix things up so you never get tired of the same old dish!
I really love baking my salmon in foil because all those delicious flavors are sealed up inside while the fish cooks giving you perfectly tender, flaky salmon in only 15 minutes! I always like to pop on the broiler for about 3 to 5 minutes after baking to allow the juices to caramelize on top as well as getting nice crisp edges on my fish. This not only tastes delicious, but gives the salmon a beautiful color!
Feel free to even throw some veggies in with the foil to make a complete meal! This recipe is super family-friendly and is definitely a crowdpleaser. We actually made this while my parents were visiting and they just raved about how this sauce is so light and fresh, yet has a nice kick to it! We served this with a medley of mixed veggies, but you could easily flake the salmon and put it over a salad as well!
The other great thing about baking this salmon in foil is that if you have any leftovers you can simply wrap it all back up in the same foil OR easily toss everything away with little to no mess!
Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I did and also did you know Alaska Wild Salmon Day is actually THIS Thursday, August 10th?? So head on out to grab your own wild-caught Alaska salmon at your local grocery store or restaurant and make sure to #AskforAlaska!
- 2 lb. side of Alaska salmon (wild caught)
- Sea salt, to taste
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 tsp. sriracha
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and place salmon in the middle of the foil. Season with salt and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger, sriracha, garlic and basil. Pour marinade over salmon until it is evenly coated and wrap tightly with the foil.
- Bake salmon for 15 to 20 minutes then open up the foil and let it cook under the broiler for an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!