Things I have been cooking lately #53: Salmon baked in foil

These days it’s very rare that I’d stump up the cash to pay for meat or chicken since it’s so ridiculously over-priced. However, I am partial to a nice bit of fish, in particular salmon and I am always looking for new interesting ways to cook it. This recipe originally comes from Kitchen Joy and was a big hit in my house.

Salmon baked in foil

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 shallot, chopped
1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon olive oil
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
2 salmon filets (about 100g each)

Preheat your oven to 200 C (or 190 for a fan oven). In a small bowl mix the tomatoes, shallots, 1 tablespoon of oil, the herbs, half the salt and a good whack of black pepper.

Spread out two large pieces of foil and spread the remaining olive oil in the middle of them. Place a salmon fillet on each piece of foil and turn to coat with oil. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and a little more pepper. They should be skin side down. Spoon over the tomato mixture and fold over the foil to make a parcel that completely covers the fish and tomato mixture.

Place the parcels on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until just cooked through. Do not over bake.

Unwrap and serve.

Serves 2 (I served this with mashed potato and carrots)



  1. Mm, mmm. This is what I enjoy doing — fuss-free cooking!

    1. Abbi

      Oh, me too! All my recipes are basically, chop and throw in oven. Lol!

    1. Abbi

      It was really tasty. I love salmon!

      1. Me too. Some caramelized onions on top, rice and vegetables on the side…mmm

  2. This looks so good!! 😉

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    1. Abbi

      I am definitely going to make it again. The flavours are simple but delicious!

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