Salmon En Papillote

Salmon cooked in paper? Mais oui! This French method keeps fish ultra-moist, and perfectly steams vegetables too.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Parchment paper or heavy-duty foil
2
teaspoons olive oil
2
medium potatoes, thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
lb. salmon fillets, cut into 4 pieces
1
cup julienne-cut (2x1/8x1/8-inch) carrots
2
medium tomatoes, seeded, diced
8
sprigs of fresh herbs (such as dill, oregano or basil)
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cut four 15-inch rounds of parchment paper. Fold each in half; unfold. Lightly brush 1/2 teaspoon oil onto each parchment round to within 1 inch of edge.
  • 2 Arrange potato slices evenly on half of each parchment round. Sprinkle with half of the salt and pepper. Top each with salmon; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Top each with carrots, tomatoes and 2 herb sprigs.
  • 3 To seal each packet, fold untopped side of parchment round over topped side. Fold open edge over several times, folding and twisting until packet is completely sealed. Place packets on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets. Carefully unwrap 1 packet to check if fish flakes easily with fork; re-wrap and continue baking if not done.
  • 5 Remove packets from oven; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Place packets on individual serving plates. Cut X-shaped slit in top of each packet; carefully tear back paper to serve.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    65),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    380mg
    380%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    100%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    12%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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