Parchment Salmon and the Herb Garden

Salmon baked in parchment paper
Salmon baked in parchment paper

Salmon in Parchment Paper with Herbs and Veggies

This Salmon recipe is as foolproof as possible. The Salmon is juicy, fragrant with herbs, and delicious. The recipe is from Chef John. Chef John is an amazing chef who is under the radar. He has no celebrity status but is one of the best in my book. His website is Food Wishes, and this recipe is here.

Place Salmon with herbs and veggies on oiled parchment
Place Salmon with herbs and veggies on oiled parchment

Chef John wraps the Salmon and veggies in Parchment paper with olive oil. The Parchment paper is covered so that the Salmon is airtight. That is the secret to the moist and juicy Salmon that results. Another side benefit is that since the Salmon is airtight, no fishy smells permeate the kitchen. The Salmon is baked in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes.

I use several of his recipes, and this one is at the top of my list. Use King Salmon if available. King Salmon costs the most per pound of the Salmon types. King Salmon has the best flavor and omega-3 fat content among Salmon species.

In this Salmon parchment paper recipe, you can add veggies and herbs to the paper. I added fresh garden cross slices of zucchini, tarragon, and Basil. Try experimenting with different herbs and combinations. In winter, you might be limited to fewer herbs. I have plenty of Parsley and sweet marjoram in the winter.

You need parchment paper and can find that at most supermarkets or online. Costco sells parchment paper in a two-pack. You will also need some delicious Pinot Noir to go with the Salmon and herbs.

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