Learn how to bake salmon in foil with lime and chili for a tasty 30 minute meal that the whole family will love!
Hi! It’s Stacey from Bake Eat Repeat. Let me start by telling you that my family absolutely adores salmon. EVERYONE, not even just me.
I’ll admit, I would probably still make it on a regular basis even if they didn’t because it’s always been a favorite of mine, but it’s nice that I don’t have to force anyone to eat it with me!
My nine year old has been known to cheer and do a little dance when given the news that we’re having salmon for dinner, so I think he’s a fan.
But after making this honey lemon baked salmon, I couldn’t help but come up with another version that is just as simple to make but with different flavors. As much as I love my simply seasoned and grilled salmon, I get bored easily and needed to change it up!
This chili lime foil baked salmon is as easy as throwing it on a foil lined baking sheet, whisking together some melted butter, garlic, lime juice and chili powder and pouring it on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes and dinner is served. It’s so quick and easy to make you’ll barely have time to get some rice cooking to serve with it!
Meals like this are the best kind – fast and easy and everyone enjoys them. Sheet pan baked salmon might just be my new favourite way to prepare it!
Tips for perfect Chili Lime Baked Salmon:
- This salmon can be either baked in the oven or grilled. If you prefer to grill it, prepare it the same way and simply slide the foil with the fish on it onto a preheated grill (375-400F). Grill it with the lid closed for about 15 minutes, or until it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. (You may still want to broil it for a few minutes to get that browned, crispy top, but it isn’t necessary.)
- This recipe works just as well with olive oil instead of the melted butter if you prefer – it will just give the salmon a slightly different flavor but is still delicious!
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- 1 1/2 pounds side of salmon (approximate weight)
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- juice from one lime
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place the salmon, skin side down, on top of it.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, honey, garlic, lime juice and chili powder and pour this over top of the salmon, brushing it all over. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and turn up the edges of the foil to keep all the butter mixture in.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes to brown the top as much as you like, watching closely so you don’t overdo it.
If you would like, you can replace the butter with olive oil – it works just as well, just changes the flavor slightly.
You can also grill this salmon instead of baking it – prepare it on a foil lined baking sheet the same way, then slide the prepared fish on the foil onto the preheated grill and grill it for about 15 minutes or until it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. It will vary a bit depending on the temperature of your grill (I try to keep it around 400F) and the thickness of your fish.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
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