I’ve been quite lazy lately.
I haven’t been cooking as much, I haven’t been hitting the gym as often as I should.
I blame it on the weather.
Although the temp hasn’t quite risen to summer-time numbers yet, I’m anticipating lazy summer nights (and days) just a little too much. And to be honest, standing over the oven just doesn’t sound appealing this time of year.
Luckily, foil packet salmon is lazy girl approved (sounds like my next blog name…). Five minutes of prep time is all you need for flavor packed, healthy fats-loaded, steamed salmon. And if you want to get reallllll lazy (and efficient) you can even add your favorite fast-cooking veggies to the packet and make yourself a complete meal (I’m thinking asparagus, cauliflower, broccolini)–all in about fifteen minutes.
Salmon and dill are a classic combination, so who am I to fix something that ain’t broke? Fresh lemon slices add a bright zing to the fish, and the garlic develops a slightly roasted flavor in the foil. The taste is clean, fresh, and light–absolutely perfect for those easy livin’ summer nights.
Throw this foil packet in the oven, and catch a few minutes of the latest Real Housewives. There won’t even be enough time for you to think of your own personal Housewives intro before this dish is done. Simple, fast, and delicious!
Enjoy with a chilled side salad, or steamed veggies.
Lazy Girl’s Foil Packet Salmon with Dill, Lemon, Garlic
Yield: 1 servings
- 1 five ounce salmon fillet
- 1 tablespoon butter (preferably organic, grass-fed)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3-5 lemon slices
- 3-5 whole dill sprigs
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 sheet aluminum foil, sized to cover entire fillet
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Assemble salmon on foil, adding salt, pepper, and garlic directly to salmon. Lay lemon slices on fillet, followed by dill sprigs, and pat of butter.
- Close packet (like wrapping a christmas present).
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, until salmon is opaque.
- Serve immediately.