Take the heat out of the kitchen by making grilled salmon in foil. Enjoy packets of savory juicy salmon slathered in garlicky butter and sprinkled with fresh chives, steamed to perfection on your grill. Hint: you can make it in your oven, too!
Preheat grill to medium heat, approximately 400°F.
Place salmon, skin side down, on large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil, or double sheets of aluminum foil.
In small bowl, mix together melted butter, garlic, chives, salt, and pepper. Spread mixture evenly over salmon fillet.
Bringing sides and ends of foil together, enclose salmon inside foil, folding edges to seal.
Place foil-wrapped salmon on grill grates. Cook, covered, for 15-16 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through (135°F). Let rest 5 minutes, unwrap and serve.
Salmon packets with vegetables: Cut the raw salmon into individual fillets and make a packet for each person. On each sheet of foil, put one salmon fillet, and your choice of zucchini, summer squash, asparagus spears, cherry tomatoes, or thinly sliced onion. Add the garlic butter, seal, and cook 15 to 18 minutes or until salmon is done and veggies are tender.
Oven method: preheat oven to 400°F. Proceed with recipe as directed, baking salmon packets 15 minutes.