Salmon En Papillote
Salmon or any other fish cooked “wrapped in paper” is En Papillote. Here you will have whole meal steamed in paper. Bake just before serving.
Ingredients: 1 pound skinless, boneless salmon fillets or any other firm-flesh fish such as cod, haddock, halibut, etc.; salt and pepper to taste; 1 cup cooked quinoa or any other grain, mixed with ½ cup each chopped roasted red bell pepper from the jar, and dry cranberries; 4 paper-thin slices of fresh lemon; cheese mixture: ¼ cup goat cheese mixed with 2 tbsp. sliced green onions and 1 tsp. lemon zest; 2 large circles of parchment paper cut out about 12-inch diameter; ½ cup white wine (op).
Preheat oven at 400 degrees. On a large baking tray (12x18x1 inches) place the parchment paper in the center place the quinoa, top with salmon, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then spread out the goat cheese mixture; top with lemon slices. Fold the parchment paper in half (semi-circle). Now start folding the double layer of the parchment on the edges, forming an airtight pocket and still keeping the shape of the semi-circle, enclosing the ingredients for steaming. Just before the end of the fold, pour in about 2 tbsp. of the white wine; fold the semi-circle all the way, then tuck in underneath the last fold. Make two separate packages same way. Then place them on the baking tray, and place in a preheated oven. Bake until parchment is puffed up, for about 12 minutes.
Serve the packets as-is, hot out of the oven, with some extra salad on the side, if you prefer.
Tips: According to some experts Salmon, Mackerel, and Sardines have a substance called: Coenzyme Q10. This substance helps heart disease, high blood pressure, and helps mental function associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia etc.