Parchment Roasted Salmon
Roasting salmon in parchment paper helps this tasty fish maintain moisture and flavor.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 oz (1 1/2 cups) leeks, cut into 1 1/2-inch long matchsticks
- 4 oz celery root, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch long matchsticks
- 4 oz (1 1/4 cups) carrots, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch long matchsticks
- 1 cup olives, wedged
- 2 Tbs chopped dill
- 1/2 tsp whole mustard seed, crushed
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 Tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1/2 tsp chopped lemon zest
- 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless salmon fillets
- Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add leeks, celery root and carrots and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. Mix in olives, dill and mustard seed. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, butter, lemon zest and remaining salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Cut 4 pieces of parchment into 16-inch squares. Fold in half diagonally to create a triangle, then reopen. For each packet, place 3/4 cup (3 ounces) of vegetable mixture on one half of the paper directly next to the diagonal line. Top with a salmon fillet and brush with lemon butter. Fold remaining half of parchment over the salmon. Crimp and fold edges inward to fully enclose, rounding as you go to create a half moon shape.
- Place enclosed parchment packages on a baking sheet and roast in a 450 degree oven for 9-11 minutes or until bag is lightly browned and full of air. Remove from oven and slice bags open just before serving.
Calories from Fat 182 (48%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 13g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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