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What’s For Dinner: Salmon in a Pouch April 22, 2011

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As promised in yesterday’s post, here is my recipe for Salmon in a Pouch (also contributes to my 30 for 30 list goals). Just for reference, here’s the complete meal again.

Trust me, there’s salmon under all that lemon and veggies

Complete recipe follows.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Look at all those veggies- Jamie Oliver would be proud, so colorful!

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Then, begin by cutting parchment paper into a large heart shape. This is what will be used for your pouch. Make sure one half of the pouch can fit the salmon with all the toppings. Fold a piece of parchment paper in half, then cut a rough heart shape.
NOTE: you can also use heavy duty aluminum foil to form the pouch- I had a lot more parchment paper on hand than aluminum foil so that is what I used.

It’s curing here, but you get the idea.

Then it’s time to prepare what will go in the pouch. First off, skin and remove seeds from the tomato. The quickest way to skin a tomato is to drop it in boiling water for a minute or two- after that the skin will peel right off.

You can see that the tomato is halfway peeled in the second pick

Then, cut up the vegetables (and fruit) you will be using to top the salmon.

Sliced Lemons, Chopped Shallots, Diced Seedless Skinless Tomato, Chopped Garlic

Prepare the herbs (Oregano and Cilantro in my case).

Add a little bit of olive oil to a small bowl and mix together with the chopped herbs.

Herbs mixed with Olive Oil

Now it’s time to begin assembling your pouch. Place your parchment paper on a baking sheet and then put the salmon on one half of the parchment and season with salt and pepper (I used By the Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and some seafood seasoning)

Add your herb/olive oil mixture on top.

Then add your shallots and garlic on top. In the future, I would sauté the shallots and garlic in a bit of olive oil first. It was a little harsh (but still good) this time around. This is a personal preference.

Add your chopped tomato.

Now, fold up the sides of your parchment. You may be more talented at this than I am, I used staples because it was easier. Add your wine to the pouch.

Fold up (and staple) the top of your pouch. Repeat above steps for second package (or how ever many you are making) and put in oven for 20-25 minutes or until biggest piece of salmon flakes easily. It will look like this when it comes out. Serve in the bag.

Eating things out of paper is so much more fun!
Served with the Cheesy Zucchini side dish.

Recipe inspired and adapted from Salmon in a Pouch featured on Foodie and Aromatic Salon in a Pouch from Giuliano Hazen.

Click on recipe above for printable PDF version.

I always have a friend in the kitchen when I am cooking.

Youkie loves to “help” me when I am cooking.
Note how he sits directly in front of the fridge making accessing it a challenge.
At least he’s cute.

What’s your favorite easy dinner recipe?


One Response to “What’s For Dinner: Salmon in a Pouch”

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