Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Papillote


Makes 2 servings


3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup uncooked couscous
Parchment paper
1 small yellow squash, cut into julienned strips (1 cup)
1/2 pound fresh salmon fillet, bones removed and cut into 2 pieces
1/2 cup peeled and diced plum tomatoes
2 teaspoons each chopped fresh dill and chopped fresh tarragon, divided or 1/4 teaspoon each dried dill weed and dried tarragon leaves, divided
2 teaspoons each chopped fresh chives and chopped fresh parsley, divided
1 egg, beaten
Dilled Wine Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. To prepare couscous, combine water, oil, salt and black pepper in small saucepan with tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Add couscous and mix well. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  2. Cut parchment paper into two 12-inch squares. Fold in half diagonally and cut into half-heart shapes. Unfold hearts and spoon 1/2 cup couscous on one side of each heart. Top each with 1/2 cup squash, 1 piece salmon, 1/4 cup tomato and 1 teaspoon each dill, tarragon, chives and parsley. To seal packages, brush outer edges of hearts with beaten egg. Fold over again, making half-heart shapes; press edges together, crimping tightly with fingers. Place packages on ungreased baking sheet; bake 14 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Dilled Wine Sauce.
  3. To serve, place each package on large plate and cut an "X" in top. Fold corners back and drizzle sauce over each serving. Garnish with edible flowers, such as pansies, violets or nasturtiums, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: includes 1/4 cup sauce
Calories 497
Calories from Fat 26 %
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 127 mg
Carbohydrate 54 g
Fiber 11 g
Protein 29 g
Sodium 387 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3
Vegetable 2
Meat 3
Fat 1-1/2

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