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Parchment Roasted Salmon

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 11 min.
Total: 41 min.
Roasting salmon in parchment paper helps this tasty fish maintain moisture and flavor.


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz (1 1/2 cups) leeks, cut into 1 1/2-inch long matchsticks
  • 4 oz celery root, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch long matchsticks
  • 4 oz (1 1/4 cups) carrots, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch long matchsticks
  • 1 cup olives, wedged
  • 2 Tbs chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp whole mustard seed, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp chopped lemon zest
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless salmon fillets


  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add leeks, celery root and carrots and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. Mix in olives, dill and mustard seed. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, butter, lemon zest and remaining salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Cut 4 pieces of parchment into 16-inch squares. Fold in half diagonally to create a triangle, then reopen. For each packet, place 3/4 cup (3 ounces) of vegetable mixture on one half of the paper directly next to the diagonal line. Top with a salmon fillet and brush with lemon butter. Fold remaining half of parchment over the salmon. Crimp and fold edges inward to fully enclose, rounding as you go to create a half moon shape.
  • Place enclosed parchment packages on a baking sheet and roast in a 450 degree oven for 9-11 minutes or until bag is lightly browned and full of air. Remove from oven and slice bags open just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 377
  Calories from Fat 182 (48%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(30%)Cholesterol 89mg
(27%)Sodium 660mg
(26%)Potassium 926mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(72%)Protein 36g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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