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Under 30 Minutes

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.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 1

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Cook's Note

Two Ways to Serve: You can either place the packet on a plate and cut it open, or make a slit in the paper and use a large metal spatula to transfer the contents to a serving plate.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    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.

  3. Step 3

    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).

Source
Everyday Food, April 2007

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Reviews (12)

  • Eviebelle 21 Sep, 2013

    My husband is not a particular fan of zucchini; he ate 2 servings of this (though I should have made him some rice or other carb to go with it, as he said he was still hungry). I don't really care for dill; I loved this. I highly recommend this recipe as quick, easy, and delicious. Perfect for a hectic weeknight, worthy of company. You won't be disappointed!

  • Aya El-Husseini 28 Apr, 2013

    Looks so yummy but i was wondering can i use foil instead of parchment paper ?!

  • PJ Harren 29 Jan, 2013

    The recipe is wonderful I also added julienned red pepper & some capers with a splash of white wine to moisten. Love it

  • mountaining 1 Sep, 2012

    We found the salmon needed about 25 minutes instead of 15-18 (we did use skin-on, though). Otherwise, loved the dill. We used olive oil instead of butter, and an Walla Walla onion instead of a shallot - delicious!

  • paulabot08 22 Jul, 2011

    This was very simple and full of flavor! The dill and lemon adds a great zest, and the vegetables pair perfectly. I agree with the suggestion to serve with rice, but it's also hearty enough to work on its own. I used Earth Balance butter substitute, and it tasted great. This will be a staple for me!

  • mrtourne 4 Apr, 2010

    Just made this for dinner - replaced the dill for herbes de provence and it was also great (a bit earthier). Very tasty and gotta love how easily this comes together!

  • Minga 31 Mar, 2010

    Great SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) recipe! Sometimes it's easy to feel restricted having Crohn's, but this proves you don't have to. Thanks.

  • shaq455 4 Mar, 2010

    This was delicious! Easy to make, easy to clean up and healthy too. I would not use as much butter next time, I don't think you need it. This will definitely be added to my dinner rotation!

  • ojagaj 23 Apr, 2009

    This is an AWESOME, quick, healthy, and satisfying meal. My entire family of six including four children aged 10 - 16 loved it. I didn't have shallots on hand but substituted leeks in place; 1/2 of a leek (white part only) thinly sliced for each packet. The family has requested that we eat this once a week. Absolutely DELICIOUS!

  • ojagaj 23 Apr, 2009

    This is an AWESOME, quick, healthy, and satisfying meal. My entire family of six including four children aged 10 - 16 loved it. I didn't have shallots on hand but substituted leeks in place; 1/2 of a leek (white part only) thinly sliced for each packet. The family has requested that we eat this once a week. Absolutely DELICIOUS!

  • pinanay 8 Apr, 2009

    This recipe made me feel like a skilled cook. I even enjoyed the meal!

  • letterknit 19 Nov, 2008

    This is one of my favorite recipes, so simple, delicious, and healthy. The shallots make the recipe stand out.