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Baked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon in Foil

Baked honey cilantro lime salmon in foil is cooked to tender, flaky perfection in just 30 minutes with a flavorful garlic and honey lime glaze.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, lime, salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 large salmon fillet (see note)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (see note)
  • juice of 2 limes (plus one lime, thinly sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a large baking sheet with foil. Lay salmon on foil and season with salt and pepper on both sides to taste. Slip lime slices underneath the salmon.
  • Stir together butter, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Pour mixture over salmon. Fold sides of foil up over the salmon (don't worry if it doesn't cover the salmon completely).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Switch oven to broil and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top and serve.

Notes

Don't stress about the size of your salmon fillet. This recipe is very forgiving and works for one very large salmon, a couple of medium-sized fillets, or even several small individual fillets.
For an even lighter version, you can cut back the butter to 4 tablespoons instead of a half cup (8 tablespoons). Keep in mind though that for a very large salmon fillet like the one I used, 8 tablespoons is not a terribly huge amount when divided between 4-6 servings.