Salmon en Papillote

This dish is packed with savory goodness and cooked in a pouch! It is foolproof for perfectly cooked salmon, and only requires a few ingredients. This is so flavorful, yet simple and clean. Cooking salmon in parchment paper with a some lemons and fennel, turns the ordinary into light deliciousness that leaves you satisfied. For those of you that cook a lot of salmon and are looking for an easy change up from the ordinary: you’ll love it!

2 8oz salmon fillets
Salt & pepper
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 tsp capers
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp olive oil
4 lemon slices

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Lay out two 9 x 11 inch parchment papers on a flat surface. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste, and place one on the the lower third of one of the sheets of parchment.
Season the fillets with the fennel, capers, and lemon zest. Drizzle with olive oil, then place lemon slices on top.
Starting on one side, crimp edges together tightly so no liquid can escape and the contents are completely enclosed. Repeat on all sides.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets.

Nutrition Facts per fillet: 315 calories, 17.4g fat, 5g carbs, 34g protein