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Salmon and Veggies En Papillote (In Parchment Paper Packs!) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #salmon #dinner #easy

This Salmon En Papillate (Baked in Parchment Paper) is my new favorite way to prepare salmon. It’s a super simple, Whole30-compliant, and paleo-friendly dinner option for any night of the week! The lemon, fresh herbs and shallots make this salmon such a bright, light and flavorful salmon recipe, and the vegetables cook right with the fish for an easy clean up!

Salmon and Veggies In Parchment (en papillotte) {30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30} | Lexi's Clean KitchenSalmon and Veggies En Papillote (In Parchment Paper Packs!)

I like the idea of foil pack meals, but I’m not super into wrapping my food in aluminum foil! Parchment to the rescue! Place all the goodness in your sheets of parchment: salmon, veggies, aromatics, and fresh herbs.Salmon and Veggies In Parchment (en papillotte) {30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

MMMM… look at that goodness ready to bake! You are then left with a fabulous, flavorful, and cooked-just-right salmon dish! Plus, the veggies are done, too! Easy weeknight dinner alert.

What is fish en papillote?

En papillote (French for “in parchment”) is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and then baked.

Salmon and Veggies In Parchment (en papillotte) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Want to see exactly how to wrap them up? Watch here:

Salmon and Veggies In Parchment (en papillotte)

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Salmon and Veggies En Papillote (In Parchment Paper Packs!)

5 from 2 votes
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups asparagus roughly chopped
  • 1 summer squash sliced thin
  • 1 zucchini sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb salmon sliced into 4 pieces
  • 1 lemon sliced into thin rounds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide spinach among four 16-inch-long pieces of parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, toss asparagus, zucchini and summer squash with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and extra-virgin olive oil. Divide tossed veggies evenly among the four pieces of parchment paper with the spinach.
  • Pat salmon dry. Season with salt and pepper. Top with shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, and lemon slices.
  • Bring ends of paper together and fold down the edges around the salmon until a sealed packet has formed (watch the video above for steps!). Make sure to tuck ends underneath to secure.
  • Place salmon packets on a baking sheet and bake until packets are puffed and salmon is cooked through about 15-18 minutes.


Serving: 4gCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 6.9gProtein: 25gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 200mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 3.4g
Author: Lexi

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  1. I found this recipe today because I had salmon that needed to be cooked. I didn’t have some of the spices or veggies but I used what I used whhad and it was delicious! I printed off the recipe and put it into my file.

  2. I have a bag of mixed vegetables which includes kales, spinach shallots and a few other ingredients. Can I add the frozen veggies to this dish ? Should I hawk them first .org cook them frozen?

  3. Can you substitute another type of fish in this recipe? I wish I loved salmon but I just never enjoy it, no matter how many times/preparations I try it. I prefer a more mild fish

  4. 5 stars
    This was my first time making fish in a parchment paper pouch. I have to say it took me a moment to get the hang of how to close it, but eventually I got it to stay. The prep was so easy and the fish came out perfect! My husband said this was the best salmon I ever made!!

  5. 5 stars
    My mom HATES salmon, but I cook it anyway and make her eat it because it is good for her. I made this dish tonight, all the time worried she would hate it because it was lightly seasoned. Y’ALL she ate every bite and kept saying how much she loved it!!!! The veggies were al denté and so delicious. My dad went back for seconds! This will be on a regular rotation for us.