Under 30 Minutes
Salmon and Zucchini Baked in Parchment
Put on a pot of rice when the salmon goes into the oven. Both will be done at the same time, and you'll have a complete dinner, with only one pot to wash.
- 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 lemon slice, halved, plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 skinless salmon fillet (6 to 8 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fold a large piece of parchment paper (about 15 by 16 inches) in half to crease it; open, and lay it flat.
On one side of crease, mound zucchini; top with shallot, butter, dill, and lemon slices. Season with salt and pepper. Place salmon on top; drizzle with lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.
To close, fold parchment over salmon; make small overlapping pleats to seal the open sides and create a half-moon-shaped packet. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until salmon is opaque throughout, 15 to 17 minutes. Serve (see note).