Lemon-Dill Salmon Packets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2023
Grilling in foil is an easy technique I use with foods that cook quickly, like fish, shrimp, bite-sized meats and fresh veggies. The options are endless—and the cleanup is easy. —A.J. Weinhold, McArthur, California
Lemon-Dill Salmon Packets Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat. Ready 4 pieces of a double thickness of foil (about 12 in. square). Spread butter in the center of each. Place 1 salmon fillet in the center of each; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion, garlic, dill, basil and lemon. Fold foil around fillets; seal.
  2. Place packets on a grill grate over a campfire or grill. Cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 8-10 minutes. Open carefully to allow steam to escape.

Test Kitchen tips
  • No grill? No problem! Just place these packets, evenly spaced on a baking sheet and pop them into a 350-degree oven instead.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 fillet: 305 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.