Foil Baked Salmon
Foil baked salmon only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. While this easy French recipe is baking, you'll have just enough time to fix rice and steam a vegetable. A delicious dinner will be on the table in under 40 minutes.The inspiration for this recipe comes from Marmiton.org, a fantastic source of home cooking recipes. All the recipes are written in French, which for some of you will only add to the fun. Following recipes can be a wonderful way to learn a new language if you love to cook. This foil baked salmon could really be varied in innumerable fashions. The basic idea is just to tightly wrap up salmon fillets along with a few complimentary ingredients and bake the wraps in the oven. This method of cooking is called en papillotte in French. For the sake of ease, I just wrapped up all the salmon fillets together in aluminum foil, but you could also use sheets of parchment paper and/or create individual servings.
These silicone papillotes are becoming very popular in France these days. They can be used in the oven (up to 450°F), but where they truly shine is in the microwave. You could cook the recipe here in just a couple of minutes and the results are impeccable.
Papillotes de saumon au miel et gingembre
Makes 6 servings
Recipe VariationsHere are some more easy ideas for foil baked salmon. Just follow the basic method given above, but substitute different ingredients. A la tomate: Top each salmon fillet with sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped mushrooms, crushed garlic, chopped dill, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, a squirt of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Aux poireaux: Top each fillet with chopped leek and carrot, a tablespoon of crème fraîche, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, chopped tarragon, salt and pepper. A la tapenade: Spread a layer of black olive tapenade on the fillets, then top with chopped red onions, dill, a small amount of olive oil and a few capers. Tout simple: Pour about 1 tablespoon dry white wine on each fillet and sprinkle with chopped shallots, salt and pepper.
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