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Parchment Baked Salmon

tiger77

"Salmon baked in parchment paper is the best way to steam in great taste."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 175 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Place an oven rack in the lowest position in oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place salmon fillet with skin side down in the middle of a large piece of parchment paper; season with salt and black pepper. Cut 2 3-inch slits into the fish with a sharp knife. Stuff chopped basil leaves into the slits. Spray fillet with cooking spray and arrange lemon slices on top.
  3. Fold edges of parchment paper over the fish several times to seal into an airtight packet. Place sealed packet onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake fish on the bottom rack of oven until salmon flakes easily and meat is pink and opaque with an interior of slightly darker pink color, about 25 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the fillet should read at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). To serve, cut the parchment paper open and remove lemon slices before plating fish.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 175 calories; 6.9 g fat; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 242 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Don't be afraid to bake salmon in parchment. It's a great method for keeping your expensive fish from drying out if it's a minute or two too long in the oven. The hardest thing to do is to jud...

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Good idea, but poor execution. 20 minutes at 400F is waaay too long. Your fish will be shrivelled and dry if you do this, unless you have a very very thick cut of fish. For a 1in cut of fish. ...

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Good idea, but poor execution. 20 minutes at 400F is waaay too long. Your fish will be shrivelled and dry if you do this, unless you have a very very thick cut of fish. For a 1in cut of fish. ...

Don't be afraid to bake salmon in parchment. It's a great method for keeping your expensive fish from drying out if it's a minute or two too long in the oven. The hardest thing to do is to jud...

Simple, moist and delicious - perfect for any diet!

made this last night- delicous- I added more spices >>dill and lemon pepper -- I think 15 min would of been enough time to bake or lower the oven temp to 375.

Wow, simple and delicious.

The dish was amazing! My store was out of fresh basil, so I used dried basil and it tasted great! Also, I used coconut oil spray and it was perfect! I just learned about using parchment paper fr...

Truly an awful thing to do to salmon. 400 degrees for 25 minutes would turn fish into dessiccated mush. I cannot understand why this recipe gets 4 and 5 stars, because this is truly the worst ...

I used Dill instead of basil. You could exchange so many herbs in this dish - dill, basil, parsley.

Wow! Just when I was despairing that my salmon filet would spoil in the fridge, or that the luscious fresh basil I brought back from my Mom's lat weekend would get thrown away (as usual) becaus...