Foil Pack Orange Molasses Salmon

Foil Pack Orange Molasses Salmon – EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and a FOOLPROOF way to make grilled salmon!! Tender, juicy, and bursting with layers of FABULOUS flavors!!

If you’re looking for a fast, foolproof, and flavorful way to cook salmon, save this grilled salmon foil pack recipe.

It’s so easy and the salmon is tender, moist, and perfectly cooked in just 10 minutes on the grill.

I used my outdoor grill so I don’t have to heat up my house during these warm summer days, but you can bake the foil packets if you don’t have a grill.

How To Make Foil Packs

To make the foil packs, simply add a salmon fillet to a sheet of foil, nestle orange slices under it, and drizzle it with a mixture of orange juice, molasses, soy sauce, and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add any veggies around the perimeter that you’d like. Seal up the foil, throw it on the grill, and you are all set.

I like the unexpected pairing of orange juice, molasses, and soy. The orange juice adds bright acidity and since salmon is bold-flavored fish, it stands up beautifully to the molasses and soy sauce. They provide such a lovely depth of flavor.

What Kind Of Vegetables Can I Use

I used sugar snap peas because I had them on hand. Or try zucchini, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, or your favorite vegetables.

Cleanup is as easy as throwing away a sheet of foil in this naturally gluten-free recipe. No dinner dishes means more time for relaxing which is music to my ears.

Yield: serves 1 generously, easily doubled, etc

Foil Pack Orange Molasses Salmon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Foil Pack Orange Molasses Salmon - EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and a FOOLPROOF way to make grilled salmon!! Tender, juicy, and bursting with layers of FABULOUS flavors!!


  • about 1/2 to 3/4 pound center cut salmon fillet
  • 1 medium orange, sliced thin for nestling under salmon
  • 3/4 cup sugar snap peas (may be substituted with bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, etc.)
  • 1/2 medium orange, for the juice (about 2 to 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses, plus 1/2 tablespoon at the end if desired
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Alternatively, preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Place 1 large sheet of foil on the counter, add the salmon to the center, nestle the orange slices from 1 orange under the salmon and arrange the sugar snap peas around the perimeter, set aside.
  3. To a small bowl, add the orange juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses, olive oil, soy sauce, and whisk to combine.
  4. Evenly drizzle the orange juice mixture over the salmon.
  5. Evenly sprinkle with salt, pepper, seal up the foil pack very tightly, place it on the grill, and grill for about 8 to 10 minutes. Exact grilling time will vary based on the type of grill, the size, the heat level, how thick the salmon is, etc. If you’re baking this in the oven, I would start checking at 15 minutes and go from there.
  6. Optionally drizzle 1/2 tablespoon molasses (intensifies the flavor and lends nice color) over the salmon before serving immediately. Recipe is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Adapted from Foil Pack Lime Cilantro Salmon

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1670Total Fat: 84gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 61gCholesterol: 357mgSodium: 1681mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 8gSugar: 75gProtein: 133g

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