How to Cook Salmon in Papillote (Parchment Paper)

by Jerome Moss


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds salmon portioned
  • Package pancetta ( 4oz)
  • One fennel bulb
  • 3 leeks, whites and light green parts only
  • 1 bunch asparagus stems removed cut in thirds
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 lemon zested and then sliced into rings
  • 1 lime sliced into rings
  • 1 orange ( used naval) peeled and segmented
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Some of the ingredients brandy is just for drinking :)

    Step 2

    Pancetta... Almost like a bacon!

    Step 3

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees Dice it up and get it in a hot pan on medium

    Step 4

    Like so! Crisp it up a bit like you would bacon

    Step 5

    Here us the fennel whole just wanted you to see!

    Step 6

    While its cooking prep veg! Here is the fennel

    Step 7

    Leeks, whites/ light green only

    Step 8


    Step 9


    Step 10

    BAM! Chopped garlic

    Step 11


    Step 12

    Zest the citrus fruits now

    Step 13

    Add it all to a bowl including citrus zest, add that to the bowl and once pancetta is crisp...

    Step 14

    Add veg and stir add vinegar, salt and pepper cooking about halfway through... 7-10 minutes

    Step 15

    It will start to soften up a bit, but still have bite, which is what were looking for

    Step 16

    Cut the peel off the orange

    Step 17

    Take your portioned salmon, salt and pepper it. So for the amount if veg is was for 4 servings

    Step 18

    Now lay a large piece of parchment paper (make sure not wax, wax will burn) add some of the veg, the salmon, drizzle with olive oil, add lemon and lime slices and then orange segments

    Step 19

    Wrap them up tightly and cook them in the oven 13 minutes in your 450 degree oven!

    Step 20

    Take them out smells great at this point

    Step 21

    Serve in the paper, very rustic and delicious you can prep these ahead of time and make them a fast dinner! Enjoy and check out my Facebook page The love of culinary creations thanks