Salmon Parcels

Saturday, July 12, 2008

  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 slices fresh ginger (cut into thin strips)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp orange juice
  • 4 thick salmon fillets
  • 1 carrot (peeled and cut into thin strips)
  • 1 red pepper (de-seeded and cut into thin strips)
  • 3 green onions (cut into thin strips)
  • salt and pepper
  • noodles (we used udon)
I cut my vegetables earlier in the day so they were ready for the meal and we used yellow pepper instead of red pepper. I also toasted my sesame seeds early and put them in a baggy.

Preheat the oven to 400. In a dry frying pan, toast the sesame seeds until golden. Remove pan, turn off the stove, and set aside.

Cut baking parchment into 4 pieces, at least twice as big as the salmon fillets (we used paper lunch sacks that we sprayed with a little olive oil). place a fillet in each bag or on each parchment piece. Top with a mixture of the vegetables.

In a small cup, mix the soy sauce and orange juice. Drizzle the mix over each fillet. Season with salt and pepper. Carefully fold the top and bottom of each parcel (or top of each bag) and gather up the sides. Leave room for the bag to steam the meat. Put all of the bags in a small backing dish, side by side. Put in the oven for 15 minutes.

While that is cooking, add the noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook until done. Drain. Remove fish from the oven when the timer goes off. Let them cool in the bag for about 2 minutes before opening.

We served our fish on the noodles, sprinkled with sesame seeds. We also served it with cranberry walnut salad.

It seemed to be a lot of vegetables for the fish. I would do 1/2 of the peppers next time.

  • Chef Bri - "I love it ,but the ginger was a little spicy."
  • Kairi - "I liked everything about it" (and her plate was cleaned off)
  • Charis - "I like the noodles and ginger and salad. I don't like the yellow pepper thingies."
  • Jocelyn - "no fishy, no fishy. I love everything else though!"
  • Xander - "Uh uh". (he didn't eat anything but his noodles and fish).
  • Daddy - loved it all! He didn't like the skin on the bottom of the salmon though.


katydid said...

Briaunna, this recipe looks difficult for someone your age. I am very proud of you for making a dish that everyone liked so much. It looks delicious, yummy!

Sarah said...

I echo the above comment...I am so impressed that you conquered a salmon dish at such a tender age! It looks yummy, maybe I'll have to try it.

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