Carly's Salmon En Papillote (In Paper)

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 1 lemon, juice only

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 12x18-inch pieces of parchment paper

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup green onions, chopped

  • 8 spears fresh asparagus, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    close up view of a fillet of Salmon En Papillote with lemon and herbs, served with green beans
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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 (per serving)

224 Calories
12g Fat
6g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 558mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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