Baked in foil, this simple baked salmon recipe comes together quickly and makes for very little mess. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal, can easily be made for one, and is impressive and tasty enough to serve to a guest(s).
1 c. Bruschetta, purchased or homemade
4, 4-6 oz. Salmon filets
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly spray, with non-stick cooking spray, or, brush with olive oil, the center of four large sheets of aluminum foil.
Place one salmon filet in the center of each aluminum foil sheet.
Spray the fish with non-stick cooking spray, or drizzle filets with a tsp of oil
Season the fish with a simple combination of salt and pepper, or a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, rosemary, and red chili flakes, like I did here.
Spoon bruschetta over the salmon filets.
Create a foil packet: Bring the sides of the aluminum foil together and pinch and fold to seal. Bring the other two sides inwards and fold to create a seal. The fish should be completely covered and sealed.
Place each of the packets onto a large baking pan, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through, and flakes easily with a fork.
Unwrap the salmon and place onto a plate.
If desired, serve over or alongside your favorite grain, to sop up the juice.
P.S. A note on smells:
Some people love fish, but don’t like the smell that may linger after cooking their meal. Baking in foil, may help to contain the smell from permeating and lingering in your house, long after your meal.
For people who are super sensitive to smells, throw the foil in the trash outside, to additionally help.