I honestly dread meal prepping, but I love meal planning. I can spend hours upon hours scrolling through Pinterest or Food Network or pour over the myriad of cooking books that I have. The joy I get from planning a week’s meal never gets old; what does get old is the prepping of the meals. Its torture for me – like laundry or dishes, I dread it, it exasperates me. Sometimes it NEVER happens.
I’m in a kitchen daily. I cook daily. I do dishes daily. I clean daily. So when it comes to the kitchen, sometimes I want a breather, I want something easy; something that isn’t going to take a ton of clean up and something that tastes like I slaved hours over it. So when I stumbled upon easy foil packet dinners, I thought there might be something to it. After a few times of this single recipe, I knew it was a hit. Why? Because there were never any left overs and there was never that fishy odor lingering around for the next couple of days. Best part of it all, you can throw away the foil that it cooked in.
- 1.5 lbs salmon filet
- 2 tbsps of butter
- 3 tbsps of honey
- 5 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tbsps of parsley
- pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- juice of half a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- extra parsley for garnish
- preheat oven to 450 degrees
- In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine butter, garlic, parsley, honey, red pepper flakes and lemon juice. Stir to combine and simmer for a couple minutes. Do not burn.
- Foil a baking sheet large enough to fit the salmon. Place the salmon on the pan fitted with enough foil to cover the salmon. (I like to foil the pan and create another foil packet for the salmon, instead of throwing it onto the foiled sheet pan, mainly because I really don’t want to do dishes. And I always think it’s going to leak.)
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper
- pour the glaze over the salmon filet. (Try to make sure you coat the entire filet evenly)
- Fold up the foil and place into the oven for 10 minutes
- After 10 minutes, open the foil packet carefully, contents will be hot. Turn on the broiler and allow to broil for 5 minutes or until the salmon is browned and fully cooked.
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