Fish en papillote - salmon with tomato and basil

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By: Rachel Allen From: Rachel Allen's Easy Meals

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.19 / 5 (84 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
15 min

Fast, fresh and super healthy, Rachel Allen’s salmon en papillote is a surefire winner for a dinner party


1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

2. Place the tomatoes on the square of baking parchment (see Cook’s Tips), season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar, then add the basil leaves followed by the cucumber. Next, place the salmon fillet on top, followed by the butter.

3. Season again with salt and pepper and sugar and fold the baking parchment to form a parcel as above. Place on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 12–14 minutes or until the salmon is just opaque all the way through.


Tips and suggestions

Making a papillote: For each serving cut out a piece of baking parchment or foil measuring about 30cm square.

Add your fish and other ingredients to the parchment square, placing them to one side of the centre of the piece of paper.

Fold the square in half to enclose the filling and then fold in the edges to seal and form a parcel. The finished parcel should be semi-circular in shape, looking rather like a Cornish pasty.

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Latest Comment


simple and tasty

grumpynick grumpynick  Posted 20 Jul 2012 5:54 PM

easy just dont add the butter and sugar then it is low fat

helenL62291 helenL62291  Posted 26 May 2012 11:48 AM