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Onion Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Onion Salmon

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"This is a great way to barbecue salmon for gatherings. It adds some superficial flavor without hiding the salmons' own great taste."

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Original recipe makes 1 filet Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Place the salmon on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Place the onion rings on top of the filet. Pepper to taste. Wrap the foil around the salmon, but don't seal the top.
  3. Place the salmon (still in foil) onto a preheated grill and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 13, 2004

This is a great way to make salmon, but I modify the recipe a bit. It comes out very moist. I add lemon slices and some fresh rosemary. I also brush a little olive oil on the skin side and on top, before I add anything. I seal the foil, and it comes out juicier. You can cook in the oven as well, but cook at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, and seal the foil.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 22, 2008

This was a very bland dish.There are many delicious and easy recipes for salmon on this website.


21 Ratings

Apr 28, 2006

I layed down a piece of foil and drizzled some olive oil and lemon juice on it, then put onion slices and minced garlic on the olive oil. I layed the fish on top of that, stuffed some fresh herbs and more garlic inside the fish, then drizzled the top of the fish with some more olive oil and onions. I barbequed it for about 20 minutes, it came out spectacular! I served it with tarter sauce, a fresh salad and garlic bread.

Jan 25, 2004

This is really good! Although the fish turned out a little dry. I would add some butter to the salmon. The onions gave the fish a really nice taste! I used sweet onions (Vidalias). Thanks for the recipe!

May 13, 2010

I've had this a few times and liked it for its simplicity I tried something completely different and it turned out amazing.I placed the onion rings on top, seasoned with garlic power, salt, freshly ground black pepper and squeezed some fresh lemon on top. Wrapped it up completely, sealing the top and put it in a 400C oven for 20mins. After 20mins I opened up the foil and poured in a bit of red cooking wine. Cooked for another 10 minutes It came out very moist and flavorful. Bonus: Caramelize some onion, mix it with the cooked salmon and add a tablespoon of low-fat mayo. Mix it together, spoon onto bread of your choosing and ENJOY however you please. Ketchup for me

Nov 20, 2007

note: this review reflects using a lot of the suggestions, not the basic recipe. i did this in the oven as suggested, and i also added olive oil and lemon juice. it came out pretty well! needed some salt though, and i'm guessing it would need it even when making the recipe exactly as the original.

Dec 21, 2005

This is the first time I have truly enjoyed salmon. It was delicious! I definately recommend this very basic recipe.

May 16, 2004

This was very good. The only think I added was butter and lemon juice to the salmon before grilling. I also added more lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley to salmon before serving. I also had Bernaise sauce on the side. Delicious. !!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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