Monday, July 27, 2009

Salmon Baked In Parchment

I choose to cook simple at times when I am in the lazy mood or when I am hooked on something serious but I promise you , this is FABULOUS! Salmon Baked in Parchment , impossible to dry out , moist and juicy and the fish doesn’t get all broken up with handling, and hardly any mess to clean up afterwards–now, that’s my kind of cooking when I am hooked on a new drama series ! :)) :p

Of all the fishes in the world, I heart Salmon the most…haha here is where I can increase my Omega 3 fatty acid intake. I chose to baked it in parchment paper…retained the moistness of the fish and the aroma of lemon & herbs is trapped in thus making the baked salmon delicious ..mmmm I will baked this again , that’s for sure. Easy and time saving and tastes wonderfully good!

step 1 : Sprinkle black pepper , sea salt and lemon juice on the aubergine slices
sprinkle fillet with sea salt, black pepper, chopped lemon rind,
place a hefty sprigs of fresh thyme on top of the fillet

Step 2: Place the aubergine slices on the parchment paper,
lay the salmon fillet on top and top with lemon slices
drizzle some olive oil on the fillet.
Fold the parchment over the salmon fish to seal
and baked for 18 -20 minutes (depends on size of fillet)
at 250 º C

I love the whets my appetite...:p

looks so appetizing even before it is being baked in the oven :)

Cut open the parchment parcel and let the steam escape
and behold ..this is good and I can have the whole piece to myself :p

Salmon Baked In Parchment


1 piece salmon fillet
sea salt
ground black pepper
1 aubergine ( cut into slices )
3 sprigs of fresh thyme ( tarragon, rosemary, dill or basil can be used )
1 lemon - squeeze juice, rind - chopped
olive oil


On a 12 inch square piece of baking parchment , exact size is unimportant as long as it’s big enough to create the packet.

Grind some toasted black pepper onto your salmon fillet , sprinkle with a little sea salt–on both sides. Place the fillet on top of the aubergine slices ( squeeze some lemon juice on the aubergine , sprinkle salt and some ground black pepper over the aubergine ).

Sprinkle top with chopped lemon rind and fresh thyme (you can also use fresh basil, tarragon, thyme or rosemary). Pour some olive oil over your fish fillet. ( you can dot butter on fish if you like)

Fold two opposite sides of the parchment paper up and over the salmon, roll down and flatten the fold against the fish. Take the open ends and fold over the salmon to seal; flip the packet over with the seam on the bottom.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes at 250 º C



  1. hi...
    i love your cooking.. i love ur piggies...u have a really happy family.. :)
    i need to ask u.. is the parchment paper same as greease proof paper??

  2. Elin, I tried the roast chicken drumsticks last evening. Really a finger licking good! I don't have cajun, paprika, and oregano, so I just use mixed herbs. Luckily it turned out great!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  3. @ @ Wa-Wa : Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog :) Parchment paper is different for grease proof paper. Parchment paper are those used in Salted Baked Chicken and for cookies. It has a glossy finished whereas the greaseproof paper is just for lining cake tins. Hope this helps.

    @ Little Inbox : I glad you tried it out and like it. try out with the cajun and paprika...lots of different in taste :))

  4. Wow...This looks fantastic.
    I love Salmon and never thought about trying to bake it in parchment. I will have to try this next time.

  5. I have a cookbook at home dedicated to recipes with parchment paper. I shall read it again, your recipe gave me some inspiration. Thanks for sharing

  6. That salmon looks so moist and flavorful. I love the addition of the eggplant.

  7. Oh Wow! This is great. Definitely one I'd like to try :)

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish! Thanks for inspiring an awesome dinner soon to be a table near me :D

  9. I have never cooked salmon altho Ihave eaten it. about time i did. Looks yum yum yum and healthy. beautiful pics too!! ;P

  10. Classic! The baked salmon looks refreshing and delicious...lovely presentation.

    Angie's Recipes

  11. @ Miranda : Do try baking salmon in parchment...the sweet juices from the fish goes on to the eggplant...wonderful :)

    @ Mathildescuisine : :) You are welcome

    @ Cookin' n Canuck : yess...the sweet juices from the fish will absorbed into the eggplant...tastes awesome!

    @ Diana Bauman: Hi Diana, do try this out...its wonderful :)

    @ Captn Rachel aka The Pizza Cutta: Hi are welcome

    @ Zurin : Hi Zurin, thanks, do give it a is absolutely tasty espcially the aubergines absorbed the sweet juices from the salmon :)

    @ Angie's Recipes : Hi Angie :),thanks.

  12. Simple is always nice =) Looks like a wonderful meal to me!

  13. Hi pigpigscorner: Yup it is...simple and delicious! :)

  14. looks so good I'm making it right now!

  15. Hi Kyla...welcome to my humble blog and hope you will like the salmon cooked this way :)

  16. I luv your baked salmon. It really whets my appetite. Where can I find this parchment paper? Supermarket or baking shop?

  17. Hi FoodForTots,

    You can get this parchment paper from shops selling baking products . I have not seen them being sold in supermart except greaseproof paper. Parchment paper are stronger and it won't tear easily and doesn't stick. Parchment papers are good for baking cookies too and making salted baked chicken.


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