Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote

Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote
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Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote

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For a native Northwesterner who knows how exquisite perfectly cooked salmon can be, preparing it at home can be an intimidating task. One minute it’s underdone, and the next minute it can be tough as jerky. The secret to creating the sunset pink–hued interior that flakes under gentle pressure is even, moist heat, which is created by cooking each fillet in its own parchment envelope.

Excerpted from Sheet Pan Paleo (Ulysses Press, 2016) by Pamela Ellgen.

2
Servings
79
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin spears
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil, cut into thin pieces
  • 2 (4- to 6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the zucchini and bell pepper in a small bowl and toss with the oil and vinegar. Add the basil. Divide the mixture between two large squares of parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper.

Place a salmon fillet on top of each mound of vegetables and season with salt and pepper.

Pull the opposite sides of the parchment paper up so that they meet in the middle. Fold them down together, as if folding a paper lunch sack, until you reach the fish. Then tuck each end under. Place on the sheet pan and roast for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
104µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
46mg
5%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
15mg
2%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
29g
1%

Mediterranean Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Mediterranean Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.