Easy Baked Salmon

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This easy baked salmon recipe is bursting with flavor and moisture, you wouldn’t believe how easy and quick it is. Plus, it requires no effort to clean up.

Disclosure: I worked with Alaska Select Seafood on an Instagram campaign. I received free product, but was not compensated for my time to write this blog post. As always all opinions are my own, and I truly love this salmon!

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I’ll be honest, I like fish, but I rarely (actually never) cook it. One thing, it’s not something I consistently buy, cooking it is actually a bit intimidating to me because bad salmon is worse than any other protein (because it’s so expensive & can be so stinky), and I recently had a roommate who would always leave a fishy-burnt scent in the kitchen, for days, whenever she cooked salmon. uck. Then I found something new.

Have you ever cooked salmon in parchment paper?

Honestly I’m just a bit (ok a TON) obsessed with this newfound cooking method (pin it now to save for later). I’m lazy when it comes to cooking & this technique is so easy, quick, and leads to really quick clean-up. So if you’re averse to complicated & time consuming recipes BUT want to eat delicious & fancy food…. I’ve got you covered with this easy salmon recipe.

Packing up your salmon & veggies in a parchment envelope traps the flavors & moisture in your food. That leaves you with moist, flakey fish with tender vegetables. It’s amazing.

It’s really one of the easiest and most tender ways I’ve made salmon. And let me tell you, when you get high quality, delicious salmon-you have to cook it well. AND, to be able to cook salmon well, and quickly, with nearly no clean-up. Ya, this is real life.

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Here you go! (pin now to save for later)

5 from 3 votes
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Easy Baked Salmon for Two
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This easy baked salmon recipe, salmon en ppapillote is bursting with flavor and moisture, you wouldn't believe how easy and quick it is. Plus, it requires no effort to clean up.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 2-4 ounce wild salmon fillets thawed
  • 3-5 fingerling potatoes about a small handful
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • salt, pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Thinly slice potatoes, zucchini, and lemon. Set aside. 

  2. Set 2 large pieces of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Divide all ingredients up, place slices of potato and zucchini in first 1/3 of each piece of parchment paper (ensure there's enough room to fold paper over all ingredients & tuck all sides in after). Sprinkle salt and pepper over vegetables. 

  3. Top vegetables with salmon fillet, skin side down. Pour divided olive oil and white wine on each salmon fillet. Sprinkle salt and pepper over salmon, then divide Italian seasonings between the 2 packets. Place lemon slices on top of seasoned salmon.

  4. To close packet, fold parchment paper over salmon and vegetables, then tuck one corner under itself, continue to fold paper at an angle so it's tightly secured. Tuck final piece of paper under whole packet so it's secure. You're essentially folding each side onto the last side you folded. That ensures it's all closed up. Refer to photo of enclosed packet for how it's supposed to look before it goes in the oven. 

  5. Place in oven, and cook for 15-18 minutes, or until vegetables are fork tender, or cut easily with your fork. Salmon will be done cooking by this point. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

you can replace the white wine with chicken broth

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I made a video to show the slicing & folding process, but it came out really blurry (newbie probs). Stay tuned for a new non-blurry video in the next week or so. It’ll be worth the wait.

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26 Comments

  1. Liz

    November 1, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Gosh you do make it look so easy! I guess there are no excuses for me now for not eating more salmon!

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    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      thanks Liz! Same here, no reason to not

      Reply
  2. Abbey Sharp

    November 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I’m so curious! I’ve cooked fish on parchment paper but never wrapped up like that! This is a must try ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      ya try it! it seals in all the moisture & flavor… it’s amazing

      Reply
  3. Mikki

    November 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I’m with you. I don’t eat much fish but when I do, it’s salmon.
    I haven’t cooked in parchment paper, but may have to try it now.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      try it! it’s super easy & delicious & seems fancier than it really is

      Reply
  4. Rachel

    November 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    This looks so easy — like maybe even I could do it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m terrified of cooking fish so my husband’s the one who cooks those meals!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      haha! I feel ya! and yes this is so easy, you can totally do it

      Reply
  5. Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica

    November 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    This makes me want to make salmon right NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how easy you made it!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      I know, right? it makes me want to make it again right now!

      Reply
  6. Brittany Poulson

    November 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve never cooked salmon in parchment paper before, but I do cook it in tin foil often and love it that way. I’ll have to try out this method next time!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      I havent cooked salmon in tin foil, I’ll have to try it & compare ๐Ÿ™‚ or you do that & let me know

      Reply
  7. Deborah Brooks

    November 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    The rest of my family loves salmon and I could make it for them this way! Thanks for the easy recipe

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      ya! let me know how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  8. Michelle Hartgraves

    November 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Such an easy recipe, I am going to have to make it for my hubby!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      ya do it! let me know how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  9. [email protected] A Dash of Cinnamon

    November 1, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    This is so easy! I used to make a lot of foil wrapped meals in the oven/over the fire such as this, but it looks like it works well with parchment paper too!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      ya! and tin foil dinners are awesome, aren’t they?!

      Reply
  10. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    November 2, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I make this all the time and I’m obsessed with it! It comes out so perfectly cooked.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Woo! I don’t know why I haven’t made it before! it’s foolproof!

      Reply
  11. Farrah

    November 6, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Yay!! Salmon is one of my favorite proteins ever! This looks delicious! <3 I need to try using parchment paper!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 6, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      yes! try it! It’s so easy ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  12. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

    November 7, 2017 at 7:55 am

    i love this technique. I don’t cook fish at home nearly enough. And omg, about the blurry video! That has happened to me too! it is so frustrating!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 7, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Same here, all around! and yes, I’m afraid to watch the one I just shot-eek

      Reply
  13. Kristen

    November 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I am always looking for easy salmon recipes! Looks delicious!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      yes! this is so easy & delicious! hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

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