Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lemon Dill Salmon - baked in parchment!

The other night a girlfriend (who just got engaged recently! woohoo!) and I had a hot tub evening to catch up and we decided to do dinner as well.  I grabbed some salmon on my way through the grocery store and had no clue what I was going to do with it until I got home.

I had seen a couple recipes online that had baked salmon in parchment in order to keep it moist, and I thought that would be perfect because then I could top the salmon with some fresh lemon slices and not have to worry about them charring under the broiler.

I placed each piece of salmon on a piece of parchment and then topped them with some salt and pepper, dill, and fresh slices of lemon.  I then wrapped it all up into a little package, baked them for 20 minutes at 425 F (my oven is running excessively hot lately, so 450 F would probably be perfect in a normal oven) and out came delicious and perfectly moist salmon!

So for this meal, the original recipe is from me! Since we were so busy visiting, I only got the two pictures of our main dish before we gobbled it up.

Lemon Dill Salmon - baked in parchment

  • 2 pieces of salmon (individual portions)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parchment paper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 - 450 F and lay out two pieces of parchment (about 16" x 16" each)
  2. Place each piece of salmon on a square of parchment each, and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Evenly sprinkle the dill over each piece, and then top with the lemon slices
  4. Fold over the sides of the parchment over each piece of salmon, and then close it up tight
  5. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for about 20 minutes or until salmon flakes when pulled by a fork
  6. Enjoy!

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