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Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! by Mae West
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Salmon Fillet en Papillote

I just got back from 5 perfect days in NYC. Went to a few great restaurants with lovely food and wine. Thinking about today's meal was very easy, my body was craving something healthy. Went to the local fish shop and the salmon looked the best, then all i needed was some plain white rice to go with it and a vegetable. While getting the meal ready i put a bottle of Trebbiano D'Abruzzo in the fridge, just sounded like the perfect pairing on a 80F day.
I love steaming fish in parchment paper, it keeps the fish so moist.

Ingredients for 4 people:

4 salmon fillets
2 limes or lemons (1 whole, 1 thinly sliced) 
12 tarragon leaves 
4 teaspoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 square pieces of parchment paper
4 pieces of kitchen twine

Preheat oven to 400F. Place a baking dish in the oven.
Lay all 4 pieces of parchment paper in your kitchen counter. Place each salmon fillet on each square.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and lemon/lime juice all over. Put 1 teaspoon of olive oil on each fillet. Top it with sliced lemon/lime and tarragon leaves. 

Pull all 4 corners of the paper up and tie the kitchen twine around it not leaving any openings to ensure that the steam will stay inside the paper.

 Place the fish wraps in hot baking dish and cook it for 12 minutes or a little longer if you like your fish well done.