Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Oven-Steamed Salmon

I love steamed salmon, and in recent months I've dicovered that salmon helps cure a basketful of aches and ailments, which is just another reason to indulge in my favorite dish: oven steamed salmon in parchment. It's super simple and you can adjust vegetables and herbs for your whim of the moment. 

Place a filet of salmon (or cod is nice, too) on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Place slices of cucumber or lemon on top of the filet.
Lay fresh green beans or spears of broccoli alongside the filet.
Add a sprig of rosemary and some freshly ground black pepper.
Drizzle with olive oil and lemon.

Fold the parchment paper into a tent around the salmon and twist the ends to seal.
Bake at 400 for ten minutes, enough to steam the filet and vegetables.

This recipe is perfect for a warm oven after baking bread or roasting root vegetables or making quiche -- anything that bakes at 400+.