Thursday, July 9, 2015
Salmon in Parchment Paper Packets ~ Recipe
Look what delicious-ness came about when I decided to experiment with cooking in parchment paper folded packets! The salmon was super moist and tasty. I think this will stay on our repeat menu list. Enjoy.
Salmon in Parchment Paper Packets
~ 2 salmon fillets (or however many you need for your household)
~ thinly sliced yellow squash
~ thinly sliced red and yellow peppers
~ diced green peppers
~ thinly sliced onions
~ Mrs. Dash
~ olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut squares of parchment paper, making them large enough so there is extra paper for folding and forming a packet.
3. Place each salmon fillet on a piece of parchment paper.
4. Layer squash, peppers, and onions on each salmon fillet.
5. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over veggies and sprinkle with black pepper and Mrs. Dash. Fold parchment paper closed over the top of the fish and vegetables, making sure no holes are left for steam and juices to escape. (See photo.) Place on a cooking sheet or large casserole dish.
6. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes.
7. Serve with your choice of sides. Be careful when you open the steaming hot packets!
We just ate the salmon out of the packets, which worked fine. I think I will experiment with other vegetables like cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced potatoes, broccoli, fresh peas - almost anything!
Actually, this is sounding pretty good for dinner. Maybe the chicken will have to wait.