Salmon & Leek Papillote
Salmon & Leek Papillote is a culinary delight that is both visually stunning and delectable.
The dish is a beautiful symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas that come together to create a truly magnificent dining experience. The dish starts with a beautiful fillet of fresh Oshēn Salmon, seasoned to perfection with a delicate balance of spices, and then nestled atop a bed of leek slices. The leeks impart a subtle sweetness and provide the perfect base for the tender, flaky Salmon. See, the magic happens when the Salmon and leeks are enveloped in a papillote, which is then carefully sealed to allow steaming. The steam gently cooks the Salmon and infuses it with the delicious flavors of the leek. is a perfect choice for any special occasion or a romantic dinner, as it combines elegance, sophistication, and the
freshest ingredients in one stunning dish
Meal Type: Lunch or Dinner
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes
Yields: 2 portions
½ lb. Oshēn Salmon fillets
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup leek, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Parchment paper as needed
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Cut two sheets of parchment paper, each about 14 inches long. Fold each sheet in half and cut out a large heart shape when unfolded.
3. Season the Salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
4. In a small mixing bowl, combine the sliced leek, olive oil, and lemon juice.
5. Place a Salmon fillet in the center of each heart-shaped parchment paper. Divide the leek mixture between the two fillets and place it on top of the Salmon.
6. Cut the butter into small cubes and scatter the cubes over the Salmon and leek. Add a tablespoon of white wine to each papillote and top each with a sprig of fresh thyme.
7. Fold the parchment paper over the Salmon and leek, creating a seal by crimping the edges together tightly. Place the papillotes on a baking sheet.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the Salmon is cooked through and the leek is tender.
9. To serve, carefully cut open the parchment paper and transfer the Salmon and leek to a plate.