Salmon in Parchment (Salmon en Papillote)

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Last Updated on January 3, 2024

Salmon in parchment is a simple and delicious dinner. Thinly sliced zucchini topped with salmon fillets, olive tapenade and fresh dill. The perfect combination of flavors that comes together in 30 minutes!

salmon en papillote

Salmon in Parchment (Salmon en Papillote)

Salmon en papillote, French for salmon in parchment, is a simple technique where you bake salmon in a parchment paper. The salmon gets steamed while in the oven, leaving you with the most tender, melt-in-your mouth piece of fish.

You can add on any veggies you like, and any combinations of seasonings you enjoy. This recipe is truly so easy, and comes together in 30 minutes.

salmon in parchment

We’re always looking for new ways to eat salmon in our house and this recipe is definitely going to be on repeat. It’s light and fresh, and can be prepared in endless ways.

I layered thinly sliced zucchini underneath my fish, but you can add other vegetables like asparagus, tomatoes and even onion.

What you need to make Salmon in Parchment (Salmon en Papillote)

Salmon in parcment is simple to make, yet packed with flavor. Here’s what you’ll need-

  • Salmon fillets
  • Zucchini, or vegetables of your choosing
  • Olive oil
  • Olive tapenade
  • Dill
  • Lemon slices and lemon juice
  • Salt, pepper & garlic powder

How to bake Salmon in Parchment

  1. Cut a large piece of parchment paper- it should be large enough to be folded in half and then wrapped around your fish, as pictured above
  2. Thinly slice zucchini using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Layer it on one half of the folded parchment on a sheet pan and season it with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder
  3. Place the salmon fillets on top of the zucchini slices and season them with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Top the salmon with olive tapenade, fresh dill and thinly sliced lemon slices
  4. Take the other half of the parchment paper and fold it over the salmon and veggies. Pinch in the sides tightly to fully enclose the fish, as pictured above
  5. Bake the salmon for about 15-18 minutes on 375 F. Once it’s ready, top it with freshly squeezed lemon juice and enjoy!

Other flavor combinations you can try are pesto, garlic and herb, or lemon butter!

salmon in parchment

This recipe is so simple and flavorful, I know you guys are going to love it. You can tag me on Instagram if you do!

What to serve with your salmon:

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Salmon in Parchment (Salmon en Papillote)

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Course: Main
Servings

2-3

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 2 -3 salmon fillets, about 4 oz each

  • 1 small 1 zucchini, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive tapenade

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1-2 tbsp 1-2 fresh dill, chopped

  • Olive oil

  • Salt & pepper

  • Fresh lemon slices, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F
  • Cut a large piece of parchment paper and fold it in half. Open it up and place one half on a baking.
  • Thinly slice your zucchini using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Layer the zucchini on the parchment lined baking sheet, slightly overlapping them. Season with salt, pepper, a little garlic powder and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Place the salmon fillets on top of the zucchini and drizzle with olive oil. Season the fish with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place 4-5 lemon slices on top of the seasoned salmon, then spread the olive tapenade around with the chopped dill.
  • Fold the parchment paper over the fish and zucchini and pinch in the sides along the edges to seal it in (see photo above)
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Once done, finish it off with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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