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Teriyaki Salmon Foil Packets

Teriyaki Salmon Foil Packets are a quick and tasty 30 minute meal for summer nights, camping, and cookouts. The flaky salmon and tender vegetables are covered in a sticky sweet and savory Asian-inspired sauce. Gluten free, paleo, low carb, keto and whole30 options.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword foil baked salmon recipe, healthy dinner recipe, teriyaki salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 85 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • heavy duty foil plus parchment paper if preferred

For the Foil Packets:

  • 4 6 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil OR olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks optional (leave out for keto)
  • 1 cup edamame beans , defrosted (optional) (leave out for Whole30 / keto / paleo)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup teriyaki sauce homemade recipe below or your favorite compliant brand such as Primal Kitchen

For the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/4 cups coconut aminos OR low sodium soy sauce if not Whole30 / paleo
  • 3 drops liquid monk fruit sweetener OR 2 teaspoons golden monk fruit sweetener / 2 tablespoons raw liquid honey / OR date paste for paleo / Whole30
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar OR rice wine vinegar if not Whole30
  • 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil , plus more for drizzling on vegetables
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • ¾ teaspoon grated or ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum OR 1 tablespoon arrowroot / cornstarch if not Whole30 / keto
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • salt and black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat or the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. If making the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together soy sauce, sweetener, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, thickener (xanthum gum / starch) and water until combined. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. Cut four 18 x 12-inch squares of foil* and layout on a flat surface.

  5. Place one salmon in the middle of each piece of foil and divide the vegetables evenly into each packet, arranging them around the salmon.
  6. Drizzle the salmon and vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Brush teriyaki sauce on both sides of the salmon and drizzle over vegetables - reserving at least 2 tablespoons for later.
  8. Fold the foil over the salmon and seal to close off the packets.
  9. If cooking on the grill
  10. Place foil packets onto grill and grill for 6 minutes, then flip over and grill for an additional 3-6 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon) or until salmon is flaky.
  11. Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets.
  12. If cooking in the oven Place foil packets on a baking sheet and cook for 12-18 minutes (rotating tray once). Time varies depending on the thickness of the salmon. Remove baking sheet from oven.
  13. Brush salmon with reserved sauce and top with sesame seeds and green onions (if desired) and serve immediately with quinoa, rice or your favorite side.

Recipe Notes

*if you prefer using parchment paper instead - you can also cut four 18 x 12 inch parchment paper squares and place them on top of the foil and place the salmon and vegetables on the parchment paper. Then double wrap the packets with the foil layer on the outside.

 

**Nutritional information is calculated without the pineapple, edamame & using the homemade keto teriyaki sauce ingredient options

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Salmon Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.