This Salmon and vegetables en Papillote is so flavorful and cooked perfectly every time. Serve along with a baked potato or quinoa for a complete and healthy meal.
When I was younger, I disliked fish. My family cooked it all of the time and I remember the awful fishy smell that would pervade the house while a whole fish (with head still attached) made its way to the table. If there’s one sure-fire way to get your children not to like fish, it’s to leave its head on. At that age, we really don’t want to know we’re eating Nemo’s cousin.
Of course I would end up marrying a seafood lover. I learned to cook a few simple shrimp and salmon dishes for my dear hubby and developed a taste for it as well. Now our children are big seafood fans so we eat it on a regular basis, especially salmon. This fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are nutrients that keep our heart and brain healthy, and rich with vitamins that are good for our skin, hair, bones, and teeth. It also contains helpful minerals that fight against certain cancers and diseases.
I found these parchment pouches to be a very delicious (and clean) way to cook fish. En papillote is a French term meaning “in parchment” and is a method of sealing meat or veggies tightly in a parchment paper pocket which steams as it bakes and traps all of the delicious juices and flavors in the enclosed food.
You don’t even need to cut out the heart shapes if time is a factor. Tightly folding a squared sheet of parchment will produce the same results.
The time to bake will vary upon how thick your cut of fish is and if you like it medium rare or well done. I usually partially unfold one of the packets to check if it’s cooked. If it needs longer be sure to re-fold the packet before returning to the oven. If it needs just a little more time, they will continue to steam within the packet if kept tightly sealed on top of the stove for a few minutes. We love to eat these with a baked potato or a side of quinoa and we serve them in the parchment so that each person can unwrap their own little packages!
I hope you enjoy these and remember to tag #wifemamafoodie on Instagram if you snap a pic! It makes my day to see what you’re cooking up! Have a great week, friends!Print