This easy grilled salmon recipe in foil, with the flavors of soy sauce and ginger, requires virtually no clean-up. It’s perfect for busy weeknights!
I take absolutely no credit for this grilled salmon recipe in foil, possibly one of the easiest dinners you will ever make. That all goes to my mum. She has made this salmon, either on the grill or baked in the oven, countless times for dinner parties, large gatherings and casual family dinners. And the secret to this “no clean-up” (that’s what I said…you’re cooking in foil. Rejoice!) recipe is simple…there is no trick.
That’s right. Just place the salmon in a double layer of foil, pour over a simple soy sauce (or tamari) mixture, adorn with ginger, garlic and green onions, and slide it onto the grill.
The grilled salmon recipe can be served hot or at room temperature. Many times, my mum doubled or tripled this recipe for large gatherings and served the salmon at room temperature, alongside salads and other side dishes. At this time of year, a colorful Tricolor Thai Salad with Zucchini & Yellow Squash would be a fantastic accompaniment.
Not only is salmon one of the most taste-friendly fish for those who are wary of seafood, it is an excellent source of omega-3s, those fatty acids known to be vital to the body’s functioning. If you are concerned about mercury and other pollutants that are known to affect many fish, including salmon, be sure to source wild-caught salmon, which are known to have lower levels of contamination.
Large pieces of salmon are typically sold with the skin on. While you certainly can remove the skin before cooking, particularly with a special fish filleting knife, it is far easier to do so after cooking. In fact, the fish practically slides off the skin, provided the salmon is not overcooked.
The grilled salmon recipe:
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
Lay the salmon on a double sheet of foil.
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option), rice vinegar and canola oil. Fold all four sides of the foil up and pour the mixture evenly over the salmon.
Lay the slices of ginger and garlic, and the green onions on top of the salmon.
Seal the foil by folding it as though you wrapping a present. Slide the foil packet onto the grill and close the lid. Cook until the salmon is just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Take care not to overcook the salmon.
Unwrap the salmon from the foil, remove the garlic, ginger and green onions, and cut into pieces and serve hot or at room temperature.
Other salmon recipes:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Salmon, Tomatoes & Herb Dressing
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked Trout (or Salmon) with Honey-Thyme Glaze
Life as a Strawberry’s Tequila & Sriracha Glazed Salmon
Half Baked Harvest’s Greek Salmon Souvlaki Gyros with Tzatziki
Feed Your Soul Too’s Blackened Salmon Sandwich
Easy Grilled Salmon Recipe in Foil with Ginger & Soy Sauce
|Serving Size||1 piece of salmon (1/6 of the cooked piece) ||
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 337kcal Calories from fat 197|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 22g||34%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
Easy Grilled Salmon in Foil with Ginger and Soy Sauce...One of my family's all-time favorite grilling recipes | 231 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
- 1/2 salmon (about 2 lbs), with or without skin (remove before eating)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 3 green onions
- Preheat the grill to medium heat.
- Lay the salmon on a double sheet of foil.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar and canola oil. Fold all four sides of the foil up and pour the mixture evenly over the salmon.
- Lay the slices of ginger and garlic, and the green onions on top of the salmon.
- Seal the foil by folding it as though you wrapping a present. Slide the foil packet onto the grill and close the lid. Cook until the salmon is just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Take care not to overcook the salmon.
- Unwrap the salmon from the foil, remove the garlic, ginger and green onions, and cut into pieces and serve hot or at room temperature.