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Baked Salmon in Parchment with Julienned Vegetables

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

Baking fish and vegetables in parchment paper holds in the juices and creates a sauce as well. If you’re not familiar with parchment paper, I can tell you that most chefs feel they can’t cook without it. Not only does it make an ovenproof container for this kind of dish, it is the perfect nonstick liner for baking sheets.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the parchment paper
  • Four 7- to 8-ounce salmon fillets, skin removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 large leek, white part only, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 Roma or plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Position racks in the center and top third of the oven and preheat to 375°F. Cut four 14-inch-wide pieces of parchment paper and fold each in half lengthwise. Cut out a wide curve from each piece of parchment, so when it is unfolded you have a heart shape about 12 inches wide.

Brush each piece of parchment with oil. Place a salmon fillet on the bottom half of each heart and season the fillet with salt and pepper to taste.

Mix the carrot, leek, zucchini, tomatoes, shallots, parsley, and tarragon in a medium bowl, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Divide the vegetables evenly over the top of each fillet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and wine over each fillet. Fold the top half of each heart down, and crimp the edges tightly to seal. (The packets may be made up to 3 hours ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake.)

Place the parchment hearts on 2 baking sheets. Bake until the parchment is lightly browned, about 12 minutes for medium-rare salmon.

Place each parchment heart on a dinner plate. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Let your guests pierce open their parchment hearts with the tip of a sharp knife (provide scissors, if you wish), being careful of any escaping steam.


© 2001 Art Smith

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving. Nutritional information is based on using four 7 oz. salmon fillets.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

576kcal (29%)
47mg (5%)
22mg (37%)
167mcg RAE (6%)
1001mg
72mg
42g
3g
1g
8g
109mg (36%)
426mg (18%)
8g (40%)
40g (62%)
2mg (9%)
 

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