Salmon in foil

salmon cooked in foil Seafood OMG, SEAFOOD. Our friends from the sea have never graced the pages of The Hungry Housewife blog. Why? Well 1/2 of my household hates it. My son and I are the only seafood lovers. One day last week I had my “want to kill myself” migraines (uh huh..they last for like 3-4 days, and my life is miserable). However dinner still needed to be cooked and I had nothing out.
I served my husband and daughter hot dogs(GASP, at least I made them on the grill and not the microwave) and I pulled out some frozen salmon from the freezer. I had no clue if it would cook properly in its frozen state, but I was hungry and in pain. But it worked perfectly and was delicious.

Compound Butter(recipe below)
Kosher salt and pepper
Heat your grill to roughly 400’ish
Place your salmon onto a large square of tin foil
Cut of about a Tablespoon of compound butter for each fillet and place it on top
Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper
Add some lemon slices
Close the foil up tightly around the salmon and grill for 20 minutes
Yum yum yum!!
1 stick butter
juice and zest of 1/2 of a lemon
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic minced and sauteed in butter
Salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together and place on a sheet of cling wrap. Form into a log by rolling in between the cling wrap and freeze until hard.


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    I am not a seafood person, so this recipe is not for me. I keep trying to like it, but it has yet to happen. I know my boyfriend would enjoy this though so perhaps I will make it for him. Sorry to hear you were not feeling well.

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    Donna-FFW says:

    Love how you made this with the compound butter. I find they add so much flavor. My favorite is a basil one Ive been using on flank steak. MMM. This looks fabulous!

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    That's really pretty! Don't you loathe making 2-3 dinners?! I do it all the time.

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    The foil makes a nice little steaming packet for it

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    So simple and so good!

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    Culinary Wannabe says:

    You are a better woman than me. I would have put a "don't talk to me" sign on my head and told them to order pizza. Hope you are feeling better!

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    Ouch, my mother used to have those types of migranes and I remember how NOT FUN they are. I'm amazed you cooked at all!

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    great idea to seal it in a foil packet! Looks like a great meal for one of those nights when dinner wasn't planned.

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    Leslie M. says:

    Yeah I am a Veggie… but I do make Salmon for Hubbby because it is good for him!! He loves it!! It is high in the Omega's ya know!!! I am gonna do it this way for him! (I have never ever had salmon!) Now the last thing I gave up 20 years ago was Lobster and shrimp! hahah)

    I have migraines too.. they STINK!!
    I am on Topamax Daily now because they were so terrible!

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    I hear ya on the migraines, but damn girl…3-4 days? That is horrrible…I am very picky about seafood, but this looks delicious!

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    Sorry about the headache. I'm prone to them and seem to have them for weeks on end.

    Salmon (& shrimp) is my go to protein when I don't know what to make. Have you tried Old Bay RUB? Pretty good. (not the regular)

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    YUM! I loooove salmon. Try adding some pesto, that's really good to, and simple! You could even add some cherry tomatoes inside of your foil packet.

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    Kerstin says:

    Love the compound butter on your salmon – sounds delicious! I hope your headache is gone!

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    I love fish but never make it. I'm a little intimidated. But this looks so easy. I will most definitely be trying this! Thank you!

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    Yum! I could eat seafood every night!

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    I wish I liked salmon – it always looks so good!

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    Same problem in this house – I LOVE seafood (I could eat it every night) and my husband hates it. This looks great! I don't have the patience to make two separate dinners, so I end up eating whatever I make my husband.

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    ohh, so sorry about the migrane. that cannot be fun!! the salmon looks lovely, though. i just love cooking things in foil! so simple!!

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    I'm sorry to hear about your headaches, arrgh! THis salmon looks delightful though, I love the flavors and the butter!

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    I can't even imagaine a migraine lasting 3 or 4 days ((shudder)). That must be terrible! I don't make alot of salmon, the first time I made it my hubby said it didn't taste like anything, I'll try your recipe.

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    Love some salmon your dish looks fantastic. Fantastic picture

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    I think I will be trying this very soon for 4 reasons: 1) I love salmon, 2) I have a bunch in my freezer, 3) we got a new grill, and 4) did I mention I love salmon? And super easy and delicious recipes? Yum!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Love this what a great recipe to use on the last remaining Salmon that hubby caught on a fishing trip to Alaska

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    oneshotbeyond says:

    I'm so grateful that my family all agree that seafood is fabulous! When I was growing up that wasn't the case…now I can have as much as I'd like. Your salmon looks to die for!

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    sadly, i too am a member of the seafood-haters club. the compound butter is awesome though!! πŸ™‚

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    Foodycat says:

    Wow – that's a second healthy dish in a couple of weeks! Are you feeling OK?

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    Katrina says:

    My kids actuallly really like salmon. I prefer a white fish, halibut is the best! But times when I've made salmon, I'm always surprised that they love it. I can handle it and like it more now than I used to. GREAT to know it broils well still frozen! I've wondered.

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    RecipeGirl says:

    How very sad that your kiddos won't eat seafood!! I guess I should feel lucky that my son loves it. He just asked me the other day as I was hunting for recipes to make this summer if I was including lots of seafood! Salmon is my favorite- looks wonderful!!

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    MOMMY-MOMO says:

    i love salmon and always looking new ways to prepare it! gonna try this one! thanks

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    Rosabela says:

    Absolutely delicious! Love the simplicity of the dish.

    It really sucks when you get migraines. At least you DO make something for dinner … I tell my husband to make it himself, while I lay on the couch. πŸ™‚

    He's such a good sport, though. πŸ™‚

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    Cate O'Malley says:

    I'm picky about salmon, only liking it a few ways, but it sure looks good!

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    JennyMac says:

    Girl- doesn't your hubby know that migraine= daddy cooks or picks up carry out? You need to train him better! lol. Looks yummy….salmon and tuna are the ONLY seafood I eat….no shellfish here…ick

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    Yum! I probably won't bother with defrosting from now on πŸ™‚
    I suffer from the same migraine πŸ™ Hope you are feeling better.

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    The Food Addict says:

    Wow this is so great especially when you can cook it from the frozen state.


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    J.Danger says:

    Looks good! You are amazing, I would have sent them out on their own.

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    β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ says:

    That salmon looks really tasty..hope you feel better now..

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    Yeah I've been singing it for 2 weeks.
    I wanted to add also. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom, but one of the good things about working is you get to be more tired and bitchy. I make one dinner, one. Eat it or don't. I don't care. You are far sweeter than me.

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    I happen to have some salmon in the freezer and I bought lemons yesterday. I think it's fate!

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    First, there is nothing wrong w/hotdogs!

    Second, LOVE seafood, salmon in particular.

    Third, I actually had salmon for lunch today! (but from the cafeteria)

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    I love salmon in foil, so easy and delish.

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    I love seafood…way better than hotdogs..hahah.

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    holy canoli – HOW have I not heard of this blog? I'm a fellow FL girl {Orlando} and found your blog-a-roo surfin' around for a rice pudding recipe haha! LOVE IT πŸ™‚ As a half-crazed mom of 2 boys, I'm sure this will quickly become a must read blog on my igoogle!

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    Jennifer says:

    I want salmon, like…now!!! This sounds so simple, yet yummy!! I love salmon and am always looking for a new twist on it! the compound butter just did it!!
    Thanks! feel better!!!

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    Bridgett says:

    Delicious and simple, my kind of meal. Ugh, I hate making different meals for those picky ones and I am close to going hard-core and saying 'eat it or starve'!!
    I hope that headache is better. That is miserable feeling bad for so long. Take care, Leslie.

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    what a meal!!! and to think you have migraine when you cooked it, you're really amazing!!! πŸ™‚

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    pigpigscorner says:

    I'm a huge seafood person, I always wish I live somewhere I could get really fresh seafood. I love salmon cooked this way, so simple yet so delicious!

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    Zesty Cook says:

    I love the foil technique. Great for packing in the flavor. Yours looks amazing!

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    Great tip! I never knew how to cook it from frozen either! In foil sounds so healthy and quick, lovely dish!

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    Calm In The Kitchen says:

    My hubs isn't into seafood either, I've been slowly working tilapia into our Meatless Monday and so far it's working!

    I'll try this…love the compound butter…

    πŸ˜‰ amy

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    Peter M says:

    Keep on trying with the seafood…it's good, it's healthy and it's delish. Also, you're in Florida…surrounded by fish…HELLO!

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    Unbelieveable Stuff says:

    Yum! I could eat seafood every night!…..


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