Salmon en Papillote

The first time I had Salmon en Papillote I was shocked at how little spices were used. As a Surinamese person with Asian roots our spice cabinets are a total horror story, because we have so many! But a long the years, I have also learned that when you use fresh and good products, the flavours are already there and all you need is a little salt, pepper and some lemon juice. Now, I hear you saying, sis weren’t you allergic to citrus? Yes, I still am unfortunately, but when it’s cooked it’s less annoying ;-)

Anyways, back tot this Salmon en Papillote, it’s a delightful Summer dish or when you just want to keep your dinner light. Make it soon and do let me know what you think of it!

Check out my Instagram REEL on how I did! 

Salmon en Papillote

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Total: 35 min

  • Fish


NOTE: This recipe serves one hungry person. 

- 300 gr salmon (get fresh salmon for this!)
- half of a fennel (sliced)
- half of a white onion (sliced)
- a handful of samphire
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 slices of lemon
- a few sprigs of dill
- a good pinch of sea salt
- freshly cracked pepper to taste

- 1 piece of parchment paper


  1. Preheat your oven on 200 °C or 392F. Then place your parchment paper on a baking plate.

  2. In the meantime slice your fennel and onion (half cm thick).

  3. Then assemble your Salmon en Papillote by placing a handful of samphire on the baking sheet followed by slices of fennel. Place the salmon on top, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.

  4. Arrange the onions on the side and place two slices of lemon top of the salmon and finish it off with some dill to taste.

  5. Then seal the package by folding over the parchment paper and wrapping it up like an empanada. You can see how I did HERE on my Instagram REEL.

  6. Bake the Salmon for 20-25 minutes, depending on how done you want your salmon to be. When the baking time is over, open the package and sprinkle some lemon juice on top. Serve with potatoes, a salad or over rice.

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