Salmon and Spring Vegetable Bake
Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in Paper
(Adapted from Joanne Weir’s recipe)
This recipe features our Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon. The overall presentation of the salmon fillets tied in paper with spring vegetables is what will make it a hit at your Easter table. You can substitute the fish and vegetables based on your preferences, or what you have on hand.
- 6 Wild Sockeye Salmon fillets (6 oz. each), skin removed
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 small carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal
- 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced (12 slices total)
- 1 small bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal
- 1 cup sugar snap peas, strings removed
- 12 sprigs fresh tarragon
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine (recommended: Sauvignon Blanc)
- Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil.
- Add the carrots and simmer for 3 minutes.
- Drain and set aside.
- Heat the oven to 400°F.
- Cut 6 pieces of parchment paper (or foil*) in the shape of a heart, about 20 inches across at the widest part of the heart. Brush liberally with olive oil.
- Place one piece of salmon on half of the heart and brush the top of the fillet with more olive oil.
- Season with salt and pepper and place two slices of lemon on each fillet.
- Divide the carrots, asparagus, and snap peas evenly among the 6 parchment hearts, scattering them on top of the salmon.
- Place two tarragon sprigs on each fillet.
- Sprinkle 1 Tbs. of white wine on top of the fish.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- To seal each parcel, fold the heart in half and then fold and crease the edges to enclose the salmon and vegetables. Continue folding the paper down over itself until the parcel is completely enclosed. Tie the ends if needed.
- Place the parchment parcels on a baking sheet, seam side down, and put in the oven; bake until well puffed, about 15 minutes.
- To serve, place one parchment parcel on each plate and snip the center open with scissors.
*A note on paper vs. foil: If you have foil on hand, you can instead cook in foil packets and skip the paper and twine. We love the presentation of the paper for a holiday table, but want you to do whatever works best!