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Grilled Salmon & Asparagus Packets
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1 pound fresh salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 ounces (10 to 16 spears) fresh asparagus, cut into thirds

1 small (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch strips

1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

Fresh lemon wedges, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  2. STEP 2

    Cut 2 (18x12-inch) pieces heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold sheets together to create 18-inch-long packet. Spray aluminum foil with no-stick cooking spray. Lay salmon pieces, skin-side down, into middle of foil.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine butter, lemon zest, pepper and salt in bowl; mix well. Spread half of butter mixture over salmon fillets. Layer vegetables over salmon; spread remaining butter mixture over vegetables. Bring long sides of aluminum foil together; seal top and sides of packet.

  4. STEP 4

    Place foil packet onto grill. Cover; grill packet 11-13 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove from grill; open packet carefully. Squeeze fresh lemon wedges over salmon and vegetables, if desired. Serve immediately.

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