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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Foil Packet Salmon

June 3, 2013: After our fabulous getaway to San Diego, our friends, Keri and Bradley, had invited us to join them at a benefit for Lena Pope Home's charter school, Chapel Hill Academy. I actually had interned at Chapel Hill for my Practicum I class in graduate school at TCU, so I was extra exceed about the event.  The benefit, Rock the Fort, had many sponsors, one of which was Keri's childhood neighbors and Texas Jet owners, the Pigmans. The Pigmans had offered Keri and Bradley a handful of seats at their table, and we were graciously asked to join. 
Bradley, Keri, Andy, and me at Rock the Fort
The benefit was at the Heart of Texas Ranch in the new Edwards Ranch area in Fort Worth. There were four food trucks and Charlie Robison headlined. Our tickets got us drinks, and yummy food from trucks boasting barbecue, tacos, loaded fries, and ice cream. We knew a lot of people in attendance, and the benefit was a huge success with over 700 attendees! We spent the evening chowing down and jamming out "in my hometown."
Andy and me at Rock the Fort
The morning after we rocked the Fort, I was going to the store. When I asked if Andy had any requests, he said, "Fish!" Andy and I were in full-blown fish mode from our getaway to San Diego.  Poor guy, I think he gets tired of my fixing chicken breasts every which way every week. So off to Kroger it was, and they happen to have salmon on sale. I had seen on The Today Show just how easy grilling in foil packets can be, so I found this recipe for Foil Packet Salmon. The fish turned out perfectly- moist, full of flavor, and clean up was a breeze!
Charlie Robison performing at Rock the Fort

Foil Packet Salmon
Servings: 2; Wight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 7
Foil Packet Salmon with Grilled Red Potatoes and salad
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Foil Packet Salmon with Grilled Red Potatoes
  1. Lay out 4 pieces of foil, large enough to wrap up and form a packet around each fillet
  2. Place each fillet in the foil, skin side down
  3. Sprinkle the garlic powder, lemon-pepper seasoning, curry powder, and salt atop the fillets, distributing evenly
  4. Fold foil into a packet around each fillet
  5. Grill on medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side (longer for thicker fillets)
Foil Packet Salmon
Keep on cookin'!


  1. I'd love to see the recipes for your side dishes!

    1. Which ones?
      Here is Grilled Red Poatatoes