French Fridays with Dorie: Salmon and Tomatoes en Papillote

salmon and tomatoes en papillote

En Papillote, in my opinion, is by far the easiest method used to cook a perfect fish. It is a method of cooking where the food is baked in an aluminum foil pouch, or parchment paper; the moisture then steams the food, and voila!

preparing salmon

This week’s Dorie challenge was to cook salmon and tomatoes en papillote. This wasn’t my first time using this method, so I was very comfortable in preparing this fish.

I set up the salmon, layered it with basil, rosemary, onions, and lemons; tucked in a few cherry tomatoes around the fish, seasoned it, and popped it in the oven.

en papillote

This meal, from start to finish, took me 20 minutes to make. Dinner arrived early – I had to reheat the food. :/

salmon and tomatoes en papillote

As always, I can’t share the entire recipe with you, but you can get this wonderful cookbook from Amazon and join our French Fridays with Dorie club!

Also, I have a guest post today over at Kim’s place, The Farmer’s Wife! Please hop on over there and take a look at these beauties:

Macedonian Style Fritters

Macedonian Style Fritters

46 Responses
  1. I agree that en papillote fish is fantastic. I really liked the combination of flavors suggested by Dorie for the salmon. Those fritters look fantastic too! They remind me of beignets.

  2. Gorgeous pictures Kate! This is one of my favorite ways to cook fish! It’s so simple and perfect for summer- also, we have a shared grill in our apartment comlex that doesn’t take well to putting any sort of meat directly on the grill so this method is perfect!

  3. It looks so yummy I love baked fish this way, I have few recipes that are always a hit in our house 🙂
    And I LOVE your fritters! Wish I had some now 🙂

  4. Kate-This is what I’m having for dinner tonight, Salmon en papillote. Looks beautiful, and I have fresh basil and rosemary, and thyme. I’ll be putting mine on the grill.

    Also saw your fritters on Farmer’s Wife! They look so good!

  5. En-papillote is the only way I know how to cook fish, although I rarely cook at home since I’m afraid I under or overcook it.
    Yours looks great! perfect for a hot summer evening when I’m too hot to turn the stove on.

  6. That looks so yummy… The tomatoes are so beautifully cooked too.. I love that it’s done in 20 minutes! I wish I could get one of those little bags for my dinner tonight! So yummy looking 🙂

  7. Dinner is ready in 20 minutes? BOOKMARKED! I love this kind of recipe….. it’s great for mom bloggers who are always busy, isn’t it? =D Thanks for sharing it. I love the simple recipe and salmon is my kids’ favorite fish that I can always count on. Happy Friday!

  8. It’s a “double the Kate” day! Love it! 🙂 Already stumbled across those fritters and was very happy to do so – happy to see your lovely take on FFWD, too! Salmon en papillote is always so tender…

  9. We’ve been away from the blogosphere for what seems like and eternity and this is such a yummy recipe to come back to. Fish en papillote is a big favorite of Adam’s so this is going on the must make list. By the way your photography is just amazing on this post and the Chery Cobbler, too. Adam put one of your photos in his reference file, we hope you don’t mind! Keep it up it’s beautiful!

  10. You are speaking my language w/this one. Love Salmon & lemon together. But basil & tomatoes just make it over the top. Yum. I also really love your style of photography.

  11. Wasn’t this a wonderfully easy dish? Really enjoyed making it, especially since it was a rather express way to cook! We had to reheat ours too…

  12. I’m with Kristy – this time of year, I look to minimize cooking time and hassle. Love the simplicity and nutrients in this meal – beautiful photos too!

  13. I love easy and quick to make meals! And we all love salmon. I’ve never tried this method of cooking fish before, but I think I’m going to have to try this soon. 🙂

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