Lemon Dill Salmon en Papillote
Papillote cooking is a delightful and healthy way to cook salmon, as it helps seal in moisture and flavors. Feel free to serve the Lemon Dill Salmon en Papillote with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad.
- 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 4 sprigs of fresh dill
- ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
- ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons of butter, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: additional herbs and spices of your choice (such as garlic powder, paprika, or onion powder)
For the Papillote:
Zenlogy parchment paper (choose size according to your preference: 12x16, 9x13 and 10x15), for this recipe we are using the pre-cut unbleached 12x16 parchment sheet.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper (and any additional herbs or spices you desire). Be mindful not to over-season, as the flavors will intensify while cooking.
- Lay the salmon on top of the 12x16 parchment sheet and add lemon slices on top of each salmon fillet, followed by a sprig of fresh dill. Add a tablespoon of diced butter on top of each fillet.
- To create the papillote, lay another sheet of parchment paper on top of the salmon and fold the side of the parchment sheet over the salmon fillet. Starting at the pointed end, begin folding and sealing the edges by making small overlapping folds along the outer edges of the sheet. Continue folding until the entire packet is sealed. Repeat this process for the remaining salmon fillets.
- Place the sealed papillotes on a baking sheet or tray and transfer them to the preheated oven.
- Bake the salmon for approximately 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The salmon should be opaque and easily flake with a fork when done.
- Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the papillotes to cool for a few minutes. Take caution when opening the packets, as steam will escape.
- Once opened, transfer the salmon fillets to serving plates and drizzle any remaining juices from the papillotes over the fish. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Note: Cooking times may vary, so it's essential to keep an eye on the salmon while baking to prevent overcooking.