Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Salmon Baked in Parchment Paper

There are easy dishes. Then there are lazy dishes. This recipe here is both easy and lazy dish category, for sure. Just throw everything in parchment pouch, slide it in oven. No mess, no pan to wash, neither baking sheet. If accustomed with slicing things without cutting board, then no board to wash.

- 500-600 gr ( 1/2 lbs) salmon
- 4 shiitake mushroom, sliced
- 1 inch ginger, julienne, cut into thin strips
- 2 cloves garlic, cut to thin slices
- 1 jalapenos, julienne
- 1 tbsp black beans sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- salt & pepper
- dash of sesame oil
- dash of vegetable oil/ canola oil
- dash of rice wine vinegar

- Lie a piece of parchment paper on baking sheet. Make sure it's big enough to wrap the salmon and enough to be folded.
- Score the skin of salmon. Seasoned with salt and pepper.
- Scatter few pieces of mushroom on the paper; reserve some aside. Put the salmon on top of it.
- Mix the rest of ingredients in a bowl. Pour on top of salmon. Try to tuck in few pieces of ginger and garlic inside the score mark.
- Put the reserved mushroom slices on top of salmon.
- Wrap the parchment paper, but lifting one end to meet the other end. Fold at least two times. Do the same with the side. Fold down the edges, just to make sure the pouch is all sealed up.
- Slide it in to preheated 350 degree oven. Depending on size, it'll cook very quickly. Mine is done in 20 minutes.
- Once taken out from oven, just let it rest for couple minutes. Bring it with table, all in parchment paper.
Note: Some baby bokchoy is nice addition to the pouch, or as matter of fact, any vegetables. It can be easily made to one pouch meal.

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