Salmon Packets

This is going to be a strange post, as I’m going to bounce around a bit – bear with me, I’ll get to the salmon.

We’re going to start with a little chat about this man…

I’ve missed him lately. Yes, we live together, yes we are married, and yes I technically see him every day at some point or another. But, in the summer we go weeks where we are busy and we don’t get the quality time that I need. You see, I like when he’s got no one else around to pay attention to but me.

I like dates that linger, good food and a never ending amount of wine in my glass. For the last month we have been on separate trips, he’s been in multiple weddings, I have been with the girls, we have been with my family or his family, but we haven’t been alone. When this happens, I’m well… crabby.

On Monday, I asked very nicely to be taken on a date, turns out he has missed me too. So, I grabbed reservations at our standby – 112 Eatery and purchased movie tickets.

We lingered at dinner, sipping wine and catching up. At the end of dinner, I had butterscotch pudding (read: I used it as a dipping sauce for my leftover fries). When we left my inner fat kid was just as happy as I was. We never did make it to that movie, I’m almost positive it’s the best $15 I’ve ever spent.

Moving right along.

This is one of my all time favorite ways to make salmon. It’s for the lazy man in all of us. Below is the step by step breakdown of dinner tonight - it takes 20 minutes, no excuses people! On a piece of parchment paper, lay down slices of lemon. You don’t want your salmon to stick to the bottom of your packet. 6 slices were enough for my 1/2 pound salmon filet. Place your salmon on top of the lemon slices.

{I probably should have taken the picture of my filet before I pulled all the little bones out. I was hungry and not thinking clearly}

Salt and pepper your salmon to taste. My husband would tell you not to use pepper at all. Slice about 1 tablespoon of butter thinly and place on top of the filet. I realize butter isn’t the healthiest thing on earth, but it’s just so perfect on this salmon. You can use olive oil if you want, I guess. ;)

Trim your asparagus and lay it across the top of your filet. Fold your parchment paper so that it covers your salmon completely. Then Cover your parchment paper with a strip of tin foil. It should completely cover the parchment paper and seal around the sides. Place in the oven on a cookie sheet. Turn your oven on to 400 degrees and set a timer for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off - your dinner is ready!

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Lazy Man's Salmon

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. salmon filet
1 lemon
1/2 bunch of asparagus
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Slice your lemon into rings, lay them across a piece of parchment paper. 6 slices were enough for my 1/2 pound salmon filet. Next, place your salmon on top of the lemon slices.

Salt and pepper your salmon to taste. Slice your butter thinly and place on top of the filet. Next, trim your asparagus and lay it across the top of your filet.

Fold your parchment paper so that it covers your salmon completely. Then cover your parchment paper with a strip of tin foil. It should completely cover the parchment paper and seal around the sides.

Place in the oven on a cookie sheet. Turn your oven on to 400 degrees and set a timer for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off – your dinner is ready!

      

2 Responses to “Salmon Packets”

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    Kristy — July 31, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Why the foil on top of the parchment? Should the foil fold around the cookie sheet? Thanks!

    • Mackenzie — July 31st, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

      I think I just did it that way to make it easiest to unwrap! Parchment paper doesn’t usually stay all wrapped up for me! But you can put your own spin on it!

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