Monday, March 14, 2011

Salmon Baked in Foil

I have been scarce and not posting much in the last week because I have been on vacation! My husband and I had a wonderful opportunity to go to the beautiful state of Alaska. I am excited to tell you all about it! Check back soon for pictures and a full report.

For today, a salmon recipe! We ate some great Salmon while we were in Alaska! I love the versatility of this fish, and this is just another great way to prepare it. It is a cinch to put together, bake and enjoy all the tasty, healthy benefits.

This recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis. She explains this technique of cooking fish in Italy. It's called "al caroccio" which means "in a bag." This method actually steams rather than bakes the fish. Traditionally it's done with parchment paper, but aluminum foil is a bit better at locking in the juices.

Although I did used canned diced tomatoes, I am anxious to try this with fresh tomatoes, the recipe calls for using either, so that this can be prepared at any season.

It takes just 25 minutes to bake in the oven and comes out perfect and tender.

Salmon Baked in Foil
Giada De Laurentiis

  • 4 (5 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Sprinkle salmon with 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, 2 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.
Place a salmon fillet, oiled side down, atop a sheet of foil. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape. Spoon the tomato mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Place the foil packet on a heavy large baking sheet. Repeat until all of the salmon have been individually wrapped in foil and placed on the baking sheet. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Using a large metal spatula, transfer the foil packets to plates and serve.

Yield - 4 servings

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