This French inspired recipe packages seasonal flavors with fresh salmon in adorable individual pouches. En papillote is a classic cooking technique that involves baking food items in its own aroma and juices.
Because the food is wrapped in parchment paper ("en papillote") or foil, moist heat is created and finishes cooking off the protein and vegetables before condensing into a flavorful sauce. The addition of tarragon which has notes of anise, along with the lemony essence of thyme, compliment the salmon beautifully.
If you're not a fan of salmon, try substituting either cod, tilapia, bass, monkfish or even shrimp! Because this dish is cooked in the oven via moist heat, no addition of fat is necessary, which makes this dish low in fat and the flavors alone will be enough to win you and your guests over.
Salmon en Papillote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes