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