Parchment Baked Salmon Recipe

Salmon En Papillote is a gastronomic delight that beautifully pairs the rich flavors of salmon with the fresh, vibrant taste of cherry tomatoes and asparagus. All the ingredients are encased in a parchment pouch and baked, ensuring a nutrient-rich, flavor-packed meal. The parchment packet technique allows for the salmon and veggies to be steam-cooked in their own juices, enhancing the overall taste and preserving the nutritional value. This protein-rich, low-carb meal is not only delectable but also simple and quick to prepare. In just half an hour, you can serve up a dish worthy of a fine dining restaurant, right from your own kitchen.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 4 fillets of salmon
  2. Salt and pepper as desired
  3. 1 lemon, cut into rounds
  4. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  5. 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
  6. 1 cup of trimmed asparagus spears
  7. 4 squares of parchment paper

Instructions:

  1. Set your oven to preheat at 400°F (200°C).
  2. Position each salmon fillet at the center of a square of parchment paper. Season according to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle each fillet with extra virgin olive oil and place lemon rounds on top.
  4. Distribute the halved cherry tomatoes and asparagus spears around each salmon fillet.
  5. Fold over the parchment paper to cover the salmon and veggies, ensuring to seal the edges to create a pouch.
  6. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your preference.
  7. Let the pouch rest for a few minutes before opening. Serve the dish directly on the parchment for a visually striking presentation.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 350 kcal,
  • Protein: 34g,
  • Fat: 22g,
  • Carbohydrates: 4g,
  • Fiber: 1g,
  • Sugar: 2g.