I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Colourful Salmon en Papillote

Ok, here's a good one.  Lots of colours and salmon, lemony and steamed to perfection in a parchment packet.
3 - 4 oz pieces skinless salmon
1 lemon, thinly sliced
6 basil leaves (more if you like)
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, slivered
baby spinach leaves (a handful for each piece)
salt and pepper

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsps olive oil

mango slices

Cut pieces of parchment large enough to wrap the salmon up tightly along with all it's toppings.
Pile a handful of spinach in the center of each piece of parchment paper.
Put a couple of slices of lemon and the salmon on top of that. Chop the garlic and sprinkle, along with salt and pepper.
Next comes another slice or two of lemon and the slivered red pepper, along with a couple or three basil leaves too.
Mix the balsamic, lemon juice and olive oil together and drizzle over your creation.
Lay a slice or two of mango on top for a touch of sweetness. 
Now to make your packet.
Bring two sides of the parchment up together and fold tightly. Bring the outer sides together, fold and tuck underneath. 
I used a 4 X 11 inch long loaf pan here.
My three packets fit perfectly snug inside, which is what you want so that they don't undo. 
Place in a 400 F oven for 25 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes then open your little steamy packs of colourful salmon.
The fish should flake easily.
This was so flavourful! You should try it.

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