Best Grilled Salmon Foil Packets
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Grilled Salmon Foil Packets

These grilled salmon foil packets are tender and juicy with a ton of flavor thanks to the lemon dill butter. They are easy to make, only take 12 minutes to cook and can be prepped ahead of time.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salmon Foil Packets, Salmon in Foil
Servings: 4
Calories: 280
Author: Julia


  • 4 Salmon Fillets (about 1.5lb/680g in total), see note 1
  • Salt to taste
  • A generous pinch of Black Pepper
  • 4 Fresh Small Dill Sprigs
  • 4 Slices Lemon Dill Compound Butter , see note 2
  • 4 Lemon Wedges , optional



  • Heat your grill.
  • Place one salmon fillet onto a sheet of aluminum foil. Season it with salt and black pepper and top with 1 slice of lemon dill compound butter (see note 2) and a sprig of fresh dill. Wrap well so there are no holes. Repeat with the rest of the fillets.
  • Transfer the packets onto a pre-heated grill, skin side down. Cook on medium-high (without turning) for about 12 minutes or until ready (see note 5).
  • When ready, remove packets from the grill and let them cool down a bit before serving.
  • Serve with a lemon wedge (optional) and side of your choice.


  1. If you can, buy salmon fillets that are similar in size, so they are all cooked at the same time.
  2. See the full recipe here: Lemon Dill Compound Butter. If you don’t want to make it, you can top each fillet with finely chopped fresh dill, lemon zest, lemon slice and a tablespoon of butter.
  3. Cooking time may vary depending on the heat in your grill and also on the thickness of the fillets. Our salmon fillets were done in 12 minutes.
  4. The amount of seasoning you add will depend on your taste. I like to season them well as I normally use unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, you will not need as much.
  5. The minimum internal temperature should be 145°F/65°C. Make sure to check the temperature at the thickest part of the fish.
  6. For more tips and information or if in doubt, please read the full post.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 982mg28%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 194IU4%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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