A tasty and clean way to bake salmon! Serve in paper with buttered new potatoes. Yummy!

Karen

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Place each piece of salmon on a large (12 inch) circle of parchment paper so that they are 1 inch from the center. Cover each with a spoonful of peas, a clove of crushed garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Fold the paper over into a packet and seal the edges by crimping and folding like a pasty. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is able to flake with a fork. To serve, place the packets onto serving plates and cut open the center in the shape of a cross.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 29g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 83.8mg; sodium 95.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
The basics of this recipe are good--it's just needs a touch more. I watched my French chef sister-in-law make fish in paper pillows and here's what she layered: 1.chopped leeks (I've also used green onion);2.sliced carrots; 3.fish fillet; 4. salt and pepper; 5. herbs--thyme is best; rosemary is wonderful; (I use fresh basil from the garden if possible.) 6. diced tomato; 7. Olive oil drizzled over. Bake in hot oven--550 til liquid is boiling, then reduce heat and bake 20 minutes. 5 minutes before serving, drizzle one tablespoon of whipping cream over fish (only if creme fraiche is not in house.) Most importantly, Marie says "if the fish is good, the dish is good." Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2008
I love salmon and this is not a bad way to make it. I did make a few changes. I increased the garlic to 1 1/2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic. I also used a liberal amount of lemon juice and a liberal amount of extra virgin olive oil. I also had trouble making the paper stay folded so I used a staple in the two top corners. Otherwise very easy and tasty. It wasn't my favorite way to prepare salmon but I will definitely make this recipe again. Read More
(29)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
The basics of this recipe are good--it's just needs a touch more. I watched my French chef sister-in-law make fish in paper pillows and here's what she layered: 1.chopped leeks (I've also used green onion);2.sliced carrots; 3.fish fillet; 4. salt and pepper; 5. herbs--thyme is best; rosemary is wonderful; (I use fresh basil from the garden if possible.) 6. diced tomato; 7. Olive oil drizzled over. Bake in hot oven--550 til liquid is boiling, then reduce heat and bake 20 minutes. 5 minutes before serving, drizzle one tablespoon of whipping cream over fish (only if creme fraiche is not in house.) Most importantly, Marie says "if the fish is good, the dish is good." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
This recipe was very good. The salmon came out very moist. The only changes I made to the recipe were that I added a sprinkle of salt to each fillet and in addition to parchment paper I wrapped a second layer of tinfoil around the first packet to make sure if the parchment didn't open up. 15 minutes was long enough for me unlike some of the others however I did use small fillets. I served with hollaindaise sauce. Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2007
This was a good recipe. It could use some more lemon juice. The flavor was very light but salmon dishes usually are a bit bland. I used butter instead of oil and string beans instead of peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2006
This such an easy way to cook salmon you cant go wrong. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2008
I love salmon and this is not a bad way to make it. I did make a few changes. I increased the garlic to 1 1/2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic. I also used a liberal amount of lemon juice and a liberal amount of extra virgin olive oil. I also had trouble making the paper stay folded so I used a staple in the two top corners. Otherwise very easy and tasty. It wasn't my favorite way to prepare salmon but I will definitely make this recipe again. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Don't laugh - I'm a horrible cook who decided to learn how. This recipe was fantastic!! Finally after 40 years it went right. Husband (who does not like garlic) and I (who doesn't care for salmon) both agreed this was the best thing served on our table in a long time! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2010
Very good!!!! I baked for an additional 5 minutes and it came out perfect!!! My side dishes were wild rice and steamed carrots w/peas. Such a wonderfully easy and quick dish that satisfies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2010
I used butter instead of oil added a bit more lemon juice and used fresh asparagus spears instead of peas. This recipe is an easy no muss no fuss meal after a 12 hour work day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
This was an excellent recipe it was easy very tasteful and super simple. I was a little leary of the peas but the recipe came out wonderful and the fish was moist and juicy. Read More
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