Salmon En Papillotte

The Preparations:
The Result:

En papillote. A GREAT way to make your dinner. If you haven't tried it, please do! You are taking meat and veggies (in this case salmon) and wrapping it up nice and tight inside of foil or parchment paper and baking.

1) Easy preparation
2) Easy to cook
3) Couldn't be simplier to clean up
4) The taste as all the flavors are melded and concentrated inside that little package.

The Le Cordon Bleu recipe for this week was changed to a couple of variations. I accidentally took the two variations offered and came up with a third.

Serves 2
1 pound salmon, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
Some fennel fronds for garnish
14 grape tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 cup white wine

Take large foil squares and lay them on the counter. I used heavy duty and pulled out quite a large section. One for each packet. Enough to wrap each meal up.

Lay veggies in the bottom, salmon on top, drizzle wine into the package and seal up the packages so the ends are tucked in with the top rolled down. Leave some space inside above the food for steam. Set the packages on a cookie sheet for easy handling.
Bake 375 for 30 minutes. Open your packages and serve.

A good reference for the En Papillote technique is here Dorie Greenspan

Tip: I was worried I hadn't cut my veggies thin enough, so I did pre-saute them, but only shortly.


Michelle said…
What gorgeous salmon fillets! You are so lucky to have your fish market! The salmon and vegetables looks wonderful!

It was fun baking in the parchment pockets! I can't wait to try it again!!
Shari said…
I like your 3rd variation on the theme! Sounds delicious. And good to saute the vegies a bit first! This was such an easy and delicious way to prepare a meal!
Anonymous said…
Oh, how fun...I love your choice of fish, veggies, etc., so colorful and elegant! Great job, Melissa! Very beautiful.
Anonymous said…
Whoa! This sounds wonderful! I'm not an avid cook at all .. far from it, but this sounds like even I could do it! Do you think this would be appropriate to try for a group of 10 visitors we're expecting in a few weeks? I'm hoping to serve most meals here at home. I need to 'stay tuned' to your blog!

Melissa said…
I think this is a great way to give your visitors attention while you cook. If you are really organized, allow each person to create their own package! That would be really fun. Don't forget to jot their names on the outside.
Jessica said…
I love the no clean-up aspect of cooking like this.

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