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Overhead view of a tin foil grilled salmon fillet recipe, still in foil and some asparagus on the side.

Foil Packet Grilled Salmon Recipe

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


This Foil Packet Grilled Salmon recipe looks stunning and tastes even better. So many people mess up fish on the grill and I will show you how to get it right! Keep on reading for a great salmon recipe with great grilling tips.


  • 1 ½ pounds (approximate) salmon fillet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 lemon rounds
  • 1-2 sprig rosemary
  • 1-2 sprig thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, cut into quarters
  • 1 minced clove of garlic


  1. Preheat grill to 375° Fahrenheit and allow area for indirect heat
  2. Place salmon fillet on tin foil sheet
  3. Add salt to salmon and rub
  4. Add lemon, herbs, garlic, and butter to salmon
  5. Place second sheet over top of fillet and crimp all sides well
  6. Place foil packet over indirect heat on grill
  7. Grill for 18 minutes and temp thickest part of fillet. If hits 125° Fahrenheit remove immediately. If not, grill for 2-4 more minutes and temp again. Grill until 125° and remove immediately.
  8. Once salmon hits 125° Fahrenheit, remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Uncover, cut and serve!


Keywords: Grilled Salmon Recipe