A delicious, elegant and easy way to impress your company! Thick, rich and creamy silk sauce has a wonderful lightly sweet flavor!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Tear a 2 foot piece of parchment paper and place lemon slices in the middle, lengthwise. Place fresh rosemary and thyme on top of lemon slices. Lay salmon filets on top of herbs. Divide 1 tablespoon of butter among each filet. Fold and seal the parchment paper being careful that the lemon slices and herbs stay on the bottom. Wrap another piece of parchment paper tightly around the fish.

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  • Place fish packet into a double boiler for 25 to 30 minutes. While fish is cooking, make the sauce.

  • In a saucepan, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of butter, olive oil, garlic and onion; cook and stir on medium heat for 15 minutes, until onions are transparent. Do not over brown. Pour in heavy cream and cook until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat.

  • Pour the hot butter mixture into a blender. Add fresh mint and blend on high for 10 to 15 seconds. Pour back into the saucepan to warm and thicken for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not let it sit too long, or it will begin to break down.

  • When fish is done, remove from parchment paper and pace on a warm plate. Spoon sauce over top of fish.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

708.3 calories; 24.8 g protein; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 208.6 mg cholesterol; 206.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
The sauce and herbs sound like a great combonation but the cooking technique is a mystery. How do you put a long package of parchament wrapped salmon in a double boiler. Can you bake this on a cookie sheet? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2006
This recipe was fairly good. I was expecting more depth to the flavor. I definitely enjoyed trying something new and this was a method of preparing salmon I had not tried before. The only changes I made was to add a bit more onion and garlic. I may or may not make this recipe again. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2006
This recipe was fairly good. I was expecting more depth to the flavor. I definitely enjoyed trying something new and this was a method of preparing salmon I had not tried before. The only changes I made was to add a bit more onion and garlic. I may or may not make this recipe again. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
The sauce and herbs sound like a great combonation but the cooking technique is a mystery. How do you put a long package of parchament wrapped salmon in a double boiler. Can you bake this on a cookie sheet? Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2003
This is my family's favorite dish! It is always requested for company and other special occasions. It is easy and fast and great served with Fresh Steamed Broccoli and Wild Rice! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2003
I used tin foil instead of parchment paper and lemon juice instead of lemon since that is all I had. I used my spagetti pot (since it doesn't get much used when I am off the carbs) and used it like a steamer. The salmon was very tender and moist. All the herbs I used were dried. I thought it was very good but next time I might consider adding some wine or something to the sauce seems like it needs a little more flavor. I would say that I used more garlic and onion than was called for and just seemed a bit bland for my taste but I would make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2012
Very nice mint sauce. It's has a light fresh taste that complements the salmon nicely. When baking the salmon I just spray a layer of cooking spray on parchment paper lay down the salmon and added lemon slices and herbs on top. I cooked it on 325 degrees for about 35 minutes and it came out just perfect. I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2007
I only used this recipe for the sauce... I added some white cooking wine and old bay garlic and herb seasoning and thought it turned out rather well. Delicate flavor that complimented the salmon. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2005
This was wonderful! I used a hand blender right in the pan for the sauce and added a dab more garlic. I also used foil as an outer wrapping on the packets. The salmon was tender moist full of flavour and smelled incredible cooking. Looks sophisicated and impressive but it was so easy to cook. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2004
This was very good. I did use more garlic and onion than the recipe called for and it did wonders for the flavor of the dish. This has wonderful stage presence. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2005
Very nice flavor and I used talapia fillets instead of salmon. My one complaint was that after 25 min the butter wasn't even melted and I had the water on a low boil the entire time. So popped it in the micro for 4 min on hi and it was done and flaky!!! Read More
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