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Rating: 4.63 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Moist, delicious, almost fool-proof salmon. This salmon is wrapped in parchment paper and steamed in the oven. No fishy taste in your mouth, no fishy smell in your house. Just a delicious meal.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Rinse salmon fillets in cold water, place onto a plate, and squeeze a lemon over the salmon. Sprinkle fillets with salt and black pepper.

  • Fold a piece of parchment paper in half crosswise, and center a salmon fillet on one side of the paper. Place 1 or 2 lemon slices on top of the salmon, and surround with 2 cut-up asparagus spears. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of green onion over the lemon slices, and fold the parchment paper over the salmon. Fold the edges of the paper over several times, all around the open edges, to seal the salmon into a parchment paper envelope. (Do not tape the parchment paper closed.) Place the sealed envelopes onto a baking sheet, and brush the tops of each packet with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the asparagus is tender and the salmon is opaque and slightly flaky, 20 to 25 minutes. To serve, place a packet onto a plate, and cut open the paper to release the aroma.

Cook's Note

"En Papillote" means "In Paper" in French. This technique can be used to cook fish or other meats with any seasonings or veggies you desire.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 25.5g; carbohydrates 6.2g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 50.4mg; sodium 50.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2011
This is my favorite way to cook salmon and can easily be adjusted for one person. My husband only likes his salmon broiled or baked but this I much prefer. Highly recommend this method and recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2019
Was ok. I used what the recipe required and found that it need lot more mustard Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2011
This is my favorite way to cook salmon and can easily be adjusted for one person. My husband only likes his salmon broiled or baked but this I much prefer. Highly recommend this method and recipe. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
So glad I found this recipe, as this is now my favoite way to cook salmon. It's very moist and doesnt taste "fishy" at all. It's very quick and simple and healthy as well! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2011
YUM! This was awesome! I've cooked other fishes this way before and was curious to see if anybody else had done it or if there was a Salmon En Papillote recipe on allrecipes. I'm glad I checked it out. I'd had a huge fillet of Salmon in the freezer for too long. This recipe was fast and that's my favorite kind of recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
excellent! I got parchment bags at the grocery store. It made it very easy. I added 6 large shrimp( peeled and deveined) to the bag. and A little fresh baby dill. my husband took a picture of it. it was so pretty! We had brown rice and salad with it. Very Very Good! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
This was a great recipe for salmon. I usually don't care for lemon with fish but this was very mild. The salmon stayed very moist and was delicious. Served it with New Potatoes with Caper Sauce from this site and we just loved it. Thanks for posting the recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
This was delicious! My baking paper sheets were not big enough to go around the salmon and asparagus so I used aluminium foil instead and needed to cook it for longer but it turned out great anyway. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2015
A delicious dish! The papillote keeps the fish moist and creates an elegant presentation! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2014
I made this with a big handful of chopped fresh spinach under each piece of salmon instead of using asparagus. For seasoning I used Johnny's seasoning salt. I baked it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes as directed and it turned out perfect. The lemon was really good with the salmon and spinach. For a side dish I briefly sauteed spiralized zucchini caramelized onions sliced mushrooms and Adobo seasoning. I also served fresh cantaloupe cubes. It was a quick and tasty company dinner with a minimum of fuss and practically no cleanup. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
Moist and tender lemon salmon. I used my first fresh garden asparagus (better than store bought:) and parchment paper bags that I found at the store. I really liked this as written DH thought it needed something. But he couldn't tell me what he thought was missing though! I'll play with some old bay for him maybe a little red pepper or red peper flackes? I'll let you know what he decides it needs... Thanks carly! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2019
Was ok. I used what the recipe required and found that it need lot more mustard Read More