Wrap up the day by sitting down to heart-healthy fish "en papillote," a fancy-sounding method that's so simple.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 cooks' note).

Cook's Notes

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.

Reviews (13)

133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 36
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: Unrated
02/18/2015
This was great! I used garlic and sweet onion instead of the shallots (cos I didn't have any on hand), and it still turned out very tasty. I can see myself using this recipe for other types of fish aside from salmon, as well. This is a fun new way to cook fish with the parchment paper. After cooking this, my husband asked if I added the recipe to our special household recipe book -- a sign that dinner went over very well (: Will definitely be cooking this again soon!
Rating: Unrated
09/21/2013
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!
Rating: Unrated
04/28/2013
Looks so yummy but i was wondering can i use foil instead of parchment paper ?!
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01/29/2013
The recipe is wonderful I also added julienned red pepper & some capers with a splash of white wine to moisten. Love it
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09/01/2012
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!
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
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!
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Rating: Unrated
04/04/2010
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!
Rating: Unrated
03/31/2010
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.
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03/04/2010
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!
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04/23/2009
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!
Rating: Unrated
04/23/2009
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!
Rating: Unrated
04/08/2009
This recipe made me feel like a skilled cook. I even enjoyed the meal!
Rating: Unrated
11/19/2008
This is one of my favorite recipes, so simple, delicious, and healthy. The shallots make the recipe stand out.