When I know I have little time to prep dinner in the evening, I try to come up with a meal that requires almost no work, instead of reaching for a take-out menu. I bought some salmon filets the day before and on the morning of my busy day, I mix together a little marinade for the filets. It took me less than five minutes to do this — I even had time to make some tea before I left for work!
When I was ready for dinner, I popped the salmon in the oven and made some rice to go with it. It made for such a delicious and easy meal!
Allow for some airflow in the packets by making a tent, not a tight envelope sort of thing. Make sure you pour some of the marinade over the filets before putting them in the oven. You get bonus points if a ton of garlic lands on top!
This salmon is soft, buttery, and so flavorful! It goes so well with some rice and makes an awesome dinner.
- 1½ lbs or 3 filets of atlantic salmon
- ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
- Rinse and pat dry the salmon, then set it aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients to form the marinade
- Place the salmon in a gallon size Ziplock bag, then pour in the marinade. Remove most of the air from the bag before sealing it. Allow the salmon to marinade for at least 10 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.
- Make an aluminum foil packet for each filet and pour in 4 tablespoons of marinade before sealing the packets.
- Bake for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet.
- Plate the salmon and pour the leftover marinade in the foil packets over the filets, then serve.