Salmon en Papillote

This is a fun party trick to make you look like you put a lot of effort into something that actually takes 10 minutes. Once you have the basics down of folding the parchment paper to enclose the salmon, you’ll be able to substitute other herbs and aromatics to change up what you cook with the salmon. The “en papillote” part of this recipe might look intimidating, but we all know how to cut a heart out of construction paper, so I have faith you can apply that skill to parchment paper. Watch this video to learn how to fold.

Time: 15 minutes; Serves: 2


  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 lemon, thinly slices (1/8 inch)
  • 1 inch of peeled ginger, grated
  • 1 handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut 2 large heart-shaped pieces of parchment paper or foil, and place them on a sheet pan. Fold the parchment or foil in half down the middle.

3. Salt and pepper the salmon steaks and place them on one half of the parchment paper. Put the lemon, ginger and cilantro on top of the salmon.

4. Then, fold the other side of paper over and crimp the rounded edge tightly closed (watch the above video).

5. Bake in the oven for 8-10 to min, depending on how done you’d like the salmon – I stick with 8 min, because I like my salmon pink, but this will also depend on the size of your steaks. The packages will puff up and emit a fragrant smell when opened.

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