Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Salmon in a Pouch

When my mom was visiting she offered to make salmon in a pouch.  It is something she makes almost every time she visits.  On this visit she somehow tricked me into making it for her. It went something like this:
Mom: "Kris, I'm going to make salmon pouches tonight."
Me:  "That sounds awesome!"
2 hours later.
Mom: "I can't remember how to make the salmon pouches."
Me: "Fine, I'll make them."

She is so sneaky!!!  

The salmon turnes out perfect every time. My favorite part is that everyone gets their own little salmon gift to open before they can dive in. 

I serve with potato fries and asparagus.  This meal is fun and it really brings me out of my dinner rut.   Meat is not my favorite thing to cook, hubs usually does it.  But this is so easy, that I am always confident it is going to come out perfect every time 

Salmon in a Pouch- recipe from my Mom

1 piece of salmon per person
cooking twine
Parchment paper
1 lemon, sliced
olive oil
fresh or dried herbs (i used basil)

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  
2.  Lay salmon in the middle of your parchment paper.  Top with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs and 2 lemon slices.  

3.  Fold parchment paper over and completely enclose the salmon.  Tie with cooking twine. Place on baking sheet leaving space around each pouch.
4.  Bake for 20 minutes.
5.  Open pouches carefully. Serve with your favorite sides.  

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KendasCrafts said...

That looks yummy! Can you use frozen fish?

Sam W. said...

i've never seen this before! love the idea.

Anonymous said...

Yum, we love salmon! We've done it before in foil on the grill similar to your recipe...but I love your presentation so much. I'll have to give it a try!

Abby said...

What a interesting idea! We eat salmon all the time, so this is something new I would love to try!
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AJ said...

Hi there,
Yeeehaw! What a great looking recipe there. You know, you can even try to steam the salmon and make a nice recipe. Its a very authentic dish here in my town or perhaps my country - Steamed Fish. All you need to do is marinate the fish with a typical thick gravy and steam it wrapped in a banana leaf. Tastes deliiicious!


Kelly said...

These look incredible! Now off to find some of this mythical cooking twine...

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