Easy, healthy, garlic herb butter salmon and asparagus foil packs are a quick and tasty 30 minute meal for summer nights, camping, and cookouts. The flaky salmon and tender asparagus will melt in your mouth!
4 boneless skineless salmon fillets
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
1 lemon, thinly sliced, (plus additional wedges for garnish)
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
3 teaspoons minced garlic
fresh thyme or parsley, for garnish
Season salmon generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Arrange one salmon fillet and 1/4 of the asparagus in the center of one 12×12 inch piece of foil. Repeat with remaining salmon and asparagus on 3 other pieces of foil. Slide lemon slices under the salmon and asparagus.
In a small bowl mix butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Drop large dollops of the herb butter on top of the salmon and asparagus.
Fold the foil tightly around the salmon and asparagus, being sure to seal the ends together tightly so the juices and butter doesn’t run out while cooking. Grill over medium high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side, OR bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until asparagus is tender and salmon is flaky.
Drizzle fresh lemon juice over the top and serve immediately.