Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Papillote is a great dish to start out the New Year with. Papillote means “in parchment” and it is a great trick for healthy cooking that includes a lot of flavor in your recipes.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
16 oz salmon, cut into 4 oz pieces
½ zucchini, peeled into ribbons
½ carrot, peeled into ribbons
8 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
¼ C minced shallots
1 T minced garlic
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1 T fresh thyme
2 T unsalted butter
½ lemon, sliced
¼ cup white wine
pinch of salt & pepper

Instructions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut parchment paper into a heart shape large enough to hold all ingredients. Fold in half so you can see a line down the middle of the heart. Place zucchini ribbons, carrot ribbons, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, parsley, and thyme in the middle of parchment heart to the side of the halfway mark in the parchment paper, so that it can be folded over evenly. Gently place salmon on top of veggies and herbs. Place 1 teaspoon of butter and a slice of lemon on top of each salmon filet. Slowly drizzle 1 tablespoon of wine over each salmon. Season with salt & pepper.
To seal the parchment, start at the top of the heart right at the edge and make a small earmark to fold in. Overlapping the first fold, make another earmark and fold in. Continue all the way around to the bottom of the heart and lock it into place with the last fold by folding it under the parchment heart.
Bake for 10 minutes until fish is cook through. Thicker pieces may require more time. Let rest for 5 minutes before opening. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Taste Buds Kitchen in Plano:  https://tastebudskitchen.com/plano/

 

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