You'll love this quick and easy salmon baked in parchment paper! It makes salmon a weeknight dinner!
You know that feeling when you want to create a tasty, beautiful dish with simple, healthy ingredients that comes together quickly and easily? Yeah, that feeling! Well, this recipe is IT. You will be so happy you tried this quick and easy salmon baked in parchment paper!
Is Salmon really healthy?
Salmon is one of our absolute favorite healthy, real foods. It is full of nutrients, rich in healthy Omega 3s and B vitamins and is one of those staple ingredients that can be prepared in so many wonderful ways. It is a key ingredient in the healthy, wholesome recipes with a French flair that we create in our Parisian kitchen!
Why you should cook salmon in parchment paper?
Thanks to the simple cooking technique of baking your salmon in parchment paper, the fish is sure to cook evenly and retain its moisture, giving you a perfectly juicy, rich in flavor, yummy salmon dinner every time. We love how easy it is to throw this dinner together because anyone can do it. The simplicity of this recipe will also give you the time to enjoy a Passion Fruit Margarita while this quick and easy salmon baked in parchment paper is in the oven.
Our secret ingredient that pulls everything together is our mixture of Provençal herbs. These are a staple of every French kitchen. Here they are called "Herbes de Provence".
One of our favorite parts of preparing healthy, whole foods, is going to our local market on Sunday mornings and choosing our favorite ingredients. Our market is called the "Marché d'Aligre" and it is our favorite spot to buy fresh fish, organic veggies and all kinds of amazing cheeses! Oh and we get our magic "Herbes de Provence" mixture there too!
How to bake salmon in parchment paper?
About 45 minutes before you’re planning to serve the salmon, prepare the leeks and carrots by cutting them in julienne. This will make them the perfect size and shape to bake uniformly with the salmon. You’re going to cook them for 2 minutes with a little bit of dry white wine and cream before they go in the oven. This will give them tons of flavor and prepare them to be baked with the salmon.
Prepare a small aluminum foil and parchment paper packet for each salmon filet. Take one sheet of aluminum foil and line it with one sheet of parchment paper for each filet. Line the inside of the packet with your veggie mixture and top with the salmon filet. Close each packet by wrapping and folding the parchment paper and aluminum foil and pop them in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Voilà, it’s as easy as that!
Just open your little packages after the 20 minutes is up, let the steam out and serve. We served ours with tagliatelle pasta on the side. This quick and easy salmon baked in parchment paper, and the addition of the pasta on the side, will ensure that your kids love this recipe too!
If you are looking for more easy and amazing salmon recipes, check out this recipe for Honey Mustard Salmon with Rosemary!
- 2 salmon filets
- 1 leek
- 2 carrots cut & peeled
- 1 oz liquid cream
- 2 oz dry white wine
- 1 tsp Herbs of Provence
- 2 cups tagliatelle pasta
- Heat Olive oil in a casserole on medium heat.
- Add the leek and carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook for 8 minutes.
- Add cream when the wine is totally absorbed and cook for 5 minutes.
- Cut 2 sheets of aluminum foil and 2 sheets of parchment paper to make a small baking packet for each salmon filet.
- Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C). Place each sheet of parchment paper on a sheet of aluminum foil. Line each sheet of parchment paper with half the leek and carrots mixture.Place a salmon filet on top of each.
- Close each parchment paper and aluminum foil packet.Put them in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Open the packets and let the steam out.Serve with tagliatelle pasta on the side.
Do you bake salmon on foil or parchment paper?
Both foil and parchment paper can be used to bake salmon, but parchment paper is usually the preferred option as it is non-stick and does not react with acidic ingredients like lemon juice or vinegar.
How do you fold salmon with parchment paper?
Folding salmon with parchment paper is an easy way to create a sealed package that helps to lock in moisture and flavor during baking.
Here are the steps to fold salmon with parchment paper:
Cut a piece of parchment paper that is large enough to wrap around the salmon fillet with some extra space on the sides.
Fold the parchment paper in half lengthwise and crease the fold.
Open up the parchment paper and place the salmon fillet on one side of the paper, leaving some space around the edges.
Fold the other half of the parchment paper over the salmon fillet, making sure that the edges of the paper line up.
Starting at one end, make a small fold in the parchment paper and continue to make small folds all the way around the salmon until you reach the other end. This will help to create a sealed package.
What temperature do you cook salmon in the oven?
The recommended temperature to cook salmon in the oven is 375°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet. However, cooking time and temperature may vary based on personal preference and the recipe being used.