After the last couple weeks of fall apple and pumpkin ingredients, I am back to posting regular yummy foods, like baked salmon! The last time I posted about salmon was way back in June, with the Maple Dijon Salmon (link here), so I am due for another recipe sharing. Today I made Asian Salmon in Foil from Damn delicious (link here). I had never cooked salmon in foil so I was excited to try it.
The recipe started with a great sauce made with yummy ingredients like honey, garlic, ginger, soy and sesame oil. It was a nice mix of sweet and salty. It was so tasty on its own so I knew it would go well with the salmon.
It was quite a lot of sauce so I actually lined my baking sheet with tin foil and then used another big piece of foil for the actual salmon packet. This way, if there was any leakage (which there was), it would all be caught by the second sheet of foil. I was left with almost all the sauce with the salmon and I had a perfectly clean baking sheet.
I had to bake my salmon for about 25 minutes because it was a little thicker, but it was so delicious. Since it was wrapped in the foil, all the steam and juices stayed inside which helped keep it so moist and flavourful. Unfortunately, it didn’t get caramelized like it did in the original recipe, I’m not sure why that happened. Maybe I didn’t have the salmon exposed enough to the broiler? It still tasted amazing and I will be making that sauce again! The garnish was sliced green onion and sesame seeds for a little extra colour. Simple yet delicious!