Parchment Packet Salmon Recipe
This recipe was the solution to my dinner rut. I had cooked the same salmon and asparagus nearly every Sunday night for the past 137 weeks (or something like that) and I needed a change. Thank God for the genius of Nom Nom Paleo (Michelle Tam). She opened me up to the idea of cooking in a pocket. It’s what the French call, “en Papillote.” Not just with salmon, but pretty much anything that you would bake in the oven. Chicken, tuna, Brussels sprouts. It IS the perfect solution to all of your tired recipes. You like where I’m going with this? Good. Read the rest of the blog post after you finished drooling over this Salmon. Thank you, Michelle Tam. You are truly the queen of the Paleo recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2people 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people 15minutes
Cook Time
Sauce Ingredients
Food Ingredients
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and put your rack in the middle.
  2. Spiralize your veggies or simply slice them into disks. Put them aside in a bowl. Season them with Back of the Yards Seasoning, or just salt, pepper and garlic powder if you don’t have BOY.
  3. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and bright green. Reserve a 1/4 cup for this recipe and put the rest in your refrigerator for later in the week when you want to use the same marinade for chicken.
  4. Rip off 2 pieces of parchment paper and fold each piece in half. Draw half a heart on each piece of paper, so that when you cut them, they look like full hearts! We’re going back to Elementary School here, people.
  5. Open up the parchment heart and lay it flat.
  6. Split your veggies between the two pieces of parchment paper, putting a small pile on one of the crease of the heart.
  7. Place your salmon filet, skin side down, on top of the veggies.
  8. Spread about a tablespoon of the sauce on the filet.
  9. Squeeze half a lime on the fish. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of melted ghee or coconut oil. Repeat with other parchment heart and filet.
  10. Fold the other half of each parchment heart on top of the fish and tightly crimp the edges together, starting at the top center of the heart and working your way down. You want to tightly crimp the edges by turning them under. I know it sounds hard. But really, it’s pretty intuitive once you start doing it.
  11. Place the packets on a rimmed baking sheet.
  12. Cook in the oven for 7 minutes, then pull out to check the temperature. Fish should be about 135 degrees if you like it perfectly flaky.
  13. Cut open the packet with scissors as soon as they’re done cooking and toss on cute toppings like cherry tomatoes or an herb garnish.
  14. Serve it up to a very impressed crowd.