Salmon in White Wine Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Serves


  • 4 salmon fillets fresh or frozen
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine or low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Aluminum foil


  • Preheat outdoor grill OR oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine chives and basil.
  • Tear off 4 large pieces of aluminum foil, at least 18 inches long each.
  • Place a salmon fillet in the middle of each piece of foil; make a bowl or pocket by pulling up the edges around the fish on all four sides.
  • Top each fillet with 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of chive/basil mixture and 2 tablespoons of wine (or broth). Salt and pepper each fillet to taste.
  • Fold the foil up around the salmon and seal the edges very tightly so that nothing will leak out during the cooking process.
  • Place the packets on the grill for 15 to 20 minutes OR in an oven-proof baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  • To serve, place a foil packet on each dinner plate and allow each person to open a salmon packet so that none of the wine sauce leaks out.
  • CAUTION: Be EXTREMELY careful of the steam that has built up inside the foil packet so no one gets burned. A parent should do this FOR a child.


NUTRITION: 309 Calories; 15g Fat; 36g Protein; trace Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 85mg Cholesterol; 210mg Sodium. Exchanges: 5 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat. Points: 7.
LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed asparagus and garlic-sautéed spinach.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Add steamed red skinned potatoes.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!