Salmon En Papillote

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Salmon En Papillote

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Prep

15 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

4

This healthy Salmon En Papillote recipe is so easy to make. The best part is that you can entirely customize it to include your favorite veggies and ingredients.

Salom En Papillote is a salmon dish that is wrapped in a packet of parchment or foil. By doing this, it helps the salmon cook perfectly. Within the packet, you add in your veggies and seasonings, then bake it up until it’s done to perfection. These little salmon packets are so easy and full of moist salmon and flavorful veggies. For my version of this recipe, I went Greek-style because why wouldn’t I? I stuffed my little packets with olives, tomatoes, and feta like any good Greek gal would do.

Salmon En Papillote on counter

❤️ Why You’ll Love Salmon En Papillote

  • Quick: Whip up this recipe in only 30 minutes. It’s quick and healthy!
  • Versatile: You can stuff your packet with salmon and whatever veggies you prefer
  • Healthy: This dish is loaded with nutrients with the omega-3 rich salmon and the veggies

🍲 Ingredients

Salmon – Salmon is a great protein choice that is good for you and most importantly, good for your heart. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and helps keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in check. I love how versatile salmon can be. You can make it for salads, pasta, eat it on its own, grill it, roast it, the options are endless.

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Capers – Capers are unripened green buds of a prickly bush called capparis spinosa. These bushes grow across the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. They bring a savory and briny flavor to any dish.

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👩‍🍳 How to Make Salmon En Papillote

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Season the salmon filets generously with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Divide the pressed garlic evenly between the filets, spreading on top of each piece of salmon.
  2. On half of each piece of rectangular parchment paper, start by layering 3 lemon slices followed by 5 asparagus spears. Place the seasoned salmon filet on top and top with 1/4 cup sliced olives, 1 tbsp capers, 1/4 of the sliced onions and a sprig of fresh oregano. Drizzle with olive oil. Close the parchment package by folding the top half over the prepared salmon and then roll the parchment paper edges towards the salmon, tighten and roll until the package is sealed. Place the parchment paper pouch on a large baking sheet and repeat with the remaining salmon until you have 4 parchment paper packages of salmon.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes and then serve the packages by opening carefully and dividing the toppings (tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese) evenly between the salmon filets.
Salmon En Papillote on a plate

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • To Make Your Packet: Fold a fillet into a cut piece of parchment, layer it with veggies, citrus, and/or seasonings, and the parchment packet will steam the fish to perfection
  • Get Creative: Add in whatever veggies your family loves or personalize each packet to the picky eaters in your house

🗒 Variations

  • Fish: Swap out salmon for your favorite kind of fish – halibut, snapper, whatever you prefer or have on hand
  • Mushrooms, Tomatoes & Dill: Make great additions to these fish packets
  • Zucchini, Lemon, and Dill: This is also a fantastic combination but you can seriously choose whatever you have on hand or prefer


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. This is really best enjoyed fresh but you can use leftover salmon to toss on top of a salad.

🤔 Common Questions

What is the best fish for salmon en papillote?

Anything that isn’t too thick. You want it to be around 1 inch or less in thickness. Things like halibut, trout, cod, snapper, and salmon are all good options.

What does “en papillote” mean?

The term is French for enveloped in paper and often refers to a cooking technique where you wrap your protein and veggies in a paper packet to bake.

Close up of Salmon En Papillote

Salmon En Papillote

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This healthy Salmon En Papillote recipe is so easy to make. The best part is that you can entirely customize it to include your favorite veggies and ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 438 kcal
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Equipment

  • 4 pieces parchment paper, about 10×14 inches

Ingredients
  

  • 4 salmon filets
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 lemons, sliced (12 slices)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 16-20 pieces)
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 cup mixed olives, halved
  • 4 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Season the salmon filets generously with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Divide the pressed garlic evenly between the filets, spreading on top of each piece of salmon.
  • On half of each piece of rectangular parchment paper, start by layering 3 lemon slices followed by 5 asparagus spears. Place the seasoned salmon filet on top and top with 1/4 cup sliced olives, 1 tbsp capers, 1/4 of the sliced onions and a sprig of fresh oregano. Drizzle with olive oil.
    Close the parchment package by folding the top half over the prepared salmon and then roll the parchment paper edges towards the salmon, tighten and roll until the package is sealed. Place the parchment paper pouch on a large baking sheet and repeat with the remaining salmon until you have 4 parchment paper packages of salmon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then serve the packages by opening carefully and dividing the toppings (tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese) evenly between the salmont filets.

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Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.2g | Protein: 38.4g | Fat: 28.9g | Saturated Fat: 8.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15.6g | Cholesterol: 93.2mg | Sodium: 742.2mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 3.6g
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Mimi Rippee

I don’t know why, but I never think to make anything en papillotte. And I have parchment paper! Thanks for the reminder.
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