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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.
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 212 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • heavy duty foil plus parchment paper if preferred

For the Foil Packets:

  • 4 6 oz skinless, salmon fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon 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
  • 1 cup edamame beans defrosted (optional)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup teriyaki sauce homemade recipe below or your favorite store-bought

For the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/4 cups low sodium soy sauce
  • 4-5 Tablespoons honey depending on how sweet you like it
  • 4 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil plus more for drizzling on vegetables
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ teaspoon grated or ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 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, honey, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, cornstarch, 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.

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Salmon Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 548mg 23%
Potassium 492mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 25g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 14.5%
Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.