Salmon en papillote. Seems really fancy doesn’t it? It’s French, of course it’s fancy!
It literally means “cooked in paper”. Don’t be scared though, it’s relatively easy.
Soooo here’s tonights dinner that I cooked for my mom and I. I didn’t follow a recipe or anything, I just took the general idea and added what I felt would taste good. Ended up pretty good!
- 2 salmon fillets, boned
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 lemon
- salt / pepper / dried dill
- broccoli (or other veggies)
- parchment paper
1. Slice the onion lengthwise, but not too small. Heat up a pan, add the butter and onions. Reduce to medium heat and leave it.
2. Season the salmon fillets with salt/pepper/dill. You can use other seasonings, but this is pretty basic and common. Preheat oven to 400F.
3. Stir your onions, after about 10-15 minutes they should look like this. You can continue to cook them till they are a nice golden brown and transparent. I’m a little impatient and I decided I’d let them cook longer in the package anyways.
4. Slice the lemon and ginger. Put on top of your salmon and place on one half of the parchment paper. Top with the onions.
5. Fold in half, and fold up the edges first, then the longest side. Make sure to fold at least twice so the package wont leak. Pop into the oven for about 10-15 minutes. I made a mistake here, I had it in for 20+ minutes, so it was dry.
6. For some reason, there was no rice at home. So I found this in the cupboard.
7. Drop the broccoli into boiling water. Veggies are good for you!
8. Packages should look like this. Remove from oven and unwrap. See this is where you can see my mistake of having it in the oven too long, the paper is really brown and starting to blacken.
9. My risotto is done. Instructions were simmer for 18 minutes, uncover for 3. Fluff and serve.
10. Plate and serve.
My mom’s plate. She added a man tou, haha.
Total cook time: <1 hour.
Things to remember next time: check the time for fish or else it’ll get dry.
Oh and then I also roasted some chestnuts after I baked the salmon.
Just make sure you cut an X across each chestnut, this lets the steam escape.
Bake at 400F for about 20~min, depending on the size.
Hope you enjoyed reading, it’s not that hard to make, so try it!