"Cooking fish in parchment paper is incredibly simple, and yet fairly terrifying for a novice cook. Since the seafood is encased in paper, there's really no good way to check if it's done. The good news: if you use a large, center-cut salmon filet, about 8 or 9 ounces, and cook it for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F, you're going to be very, very close." — Chef John
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olive oil, or more if needed
2 (8 ounce)
skinless, boneless, center-cut salmon fillets
salt and ground black pepper to taste
extra-virgin olive oil
I reviewed this about 6 months ago. Tried it again tonight with the following changes. Marinated the salmon for 2 hours in a bourbon glaze. Next I did not boil and blanch the asparagus, just placed it next to the salmon and it turned out great. Omitted the potatoes and had a healthy one pot meal. Served the glaze on the side. (Note: using a tablet, can't figure out how to edit my earlier review.)
This was so simple and easy, absolutely delicious!
I've made this recipe several times for family & friends and everyone loves it. It's so healthy and easy to do! I always follow a new recipe exactly the first time or two, but the last few times I've made this, I've changed the vegetables: green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, onions or whatever I have. I haven't pre-cooked these vegetables and they cook just fine in the packages. I also added capers for an added zing.
This was simply the best Chef John. Never tasted Salmon so flavourful and juicy even out the 5* restaurants. I followed your technique precisely. Thank you. ps I enjoy ALL your videos. You ROCK!
Ridiculously easy - absolutely loved this. Will definitely make this one again and again.
Hard to trust it would cook properly without opening the parchment to check, but it turned out perfectly done and tasty.
This was a tad bland but a very delicious way to cook salmon! I had to watch the video in order to understand how to fold the parchment but it worked wonderfully and the salmon was cooked perfectly. I will probably season it to my own tastes next time though in order to get a little more flavor out of it...
I now love this way of cooking salmon! I followed other people's suggestions and didn't cook the asparagus prior to putting them in the parchment with the other foods and it cooked just perfectly.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Salmon in Parchment
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 167
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