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Asian Ginger Salmon in Foil with baby bok choy and aromatics and herbs.
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Ginger Salmon in Foil Packets

This Asian Ginger Salmon Foil Packs is a healthy and delicious meal, featuring juicy salmon, vegetables and fresh herbs. It takes only 30 minutes to cook and cleaning up is like a breeze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Vietnamese
Keyword: salmon foil packets
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 2 salmon fillets (6-8 oz each, about 1-inch thick)
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and julienned ginger
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2-2/3 cup sliced)
  • 2 scallion stalks, cut into 2-inch long sections
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill, about 2-inch long sections
  • 4-6 oz baby bok choy, quartered and cut into 3-inch long sections (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (plus more for greasing)
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400F (or 200C).
  • Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in plenty of hot water for 2-3 minutes. Once they are plump, slice thinly. Mince garlic, julienne ginger, slice onion, chop scallions and dills into 2-inch long pieces, quarter and cut baby bok choy into 3-inch long sections. Divide all these ingredients into two equal parts.
    Prep ingredients for salmon in foil
  • Place a large piece of foil on a clean surface. Lightly grease the center area with olive oil. Scatter half of the onions and baby bok choy in the center area. Then place a salmon fillet on top of the veggies. Sprinkle salt and black pepper on top and then drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the salmon.
  • Continue to arrange half of the sliced dried shiitake mushrooms, julienned ginger and minced garlic evenly on top of the salmon. Finally top with half of the scallions and dills. Sprinkle more black pepper on top and then drizzle 2 teaspoons of soy sauce evenly over everything.
    Wrapping salmon in foil step #2: place all aromatics on top of salmon.
  • Fold and seal the packet. Wrap the second salmon fillet with all remaining ingredients in the same way.
  • Bake the foil packets in the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until desired doneness. Cooking time will depend on thickness of the salmon. You can also set up a steamer and steam the foil packets, which will be slightly faster than baking.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 1074mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4425IU | Vitamin C: 50.6mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2.9mg