Asian-Style Grilled Salmon and Veggie Packets

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    Cooking seafood at home can be daunting for many people, but these versatile grilled fish and veggie foil packets could not be easier. We are using fresh salmon but feel free to use the freshest fish you can find. Scallops and shrimp are great alternatives as well. The subtle heat from the sriracha provides a nice balance to the other Asian flavors but feel free to leave it out if you prefer food on the mild side. Zucchini and red peppers add a hefty dose of Vitamins A, C and other nutrients but more importantly, they are delicious. Asparagus, mushrooms and broccoli would work as well.

    Asian-Style Grilled Salmon and Veggie Packets

    Serves 4 - $1.49 per serving


    • 4 salmon filets (6 oz each)
    • 1 zucchini – thinly sliced
    • 2 cups red pepper slices
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce – low sodium
    • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger - minced
    • 1 clove garlic – minced
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce (optional)
    • ¼ cup minced scallions for garnish garnish
    • 2 cups cooked brown rice


    1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Tear out eight 12” x 12” pieces of tin foil then layer in four stacks of two; set aside.

    2.    Place one salmon filet on top of each foil stack and top each piece evenly with zucchini and red pepper slices.

    3.    In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and Sriracha. Drizzle sauce evenly over each piece of salmon/veggies.

    4.    To form packets, bring the two wide ends of the foil together and fold to seal. Carefully fold in the smaller ends of the packet and continue folding until nicely secured. Be sure to leave a bit of room for steam for form inside the packets.

    5.    Grill packets for 8-10 minutes, turning once.* The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

    6.    Garnish with minced scallions and serve over ½ cup cooked brown rice.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving): 393 calories, 16.1 g fat, 2.3 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 30.7 g carb, 3.3 g fiber, 33.8 g protein, 4.6 g sugar

    * OR: Bake packets for 15 minutes in preheated 450F oven.

    Recipe courtesy of Liz Della Croce of The Lemon Bowl.

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