Salmon En Papillote

Salmon en Papillote

The name of this dish may not be familiar to you, but it simply means that the fish is cooked enclosed in a cooking parchment packet. With this method, not only are the flavors of the fish and vegetables locked inside but serving and cleanup are a breeze.

Nutrition Facts

Salmon En Papillote


172 Per Serving


25g Per Serving


1g Per Serving
Calories 172
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Sodium 93 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 25 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 lean meat


Servings  4   Serving Size   3 ounces fish and 1/2 C vegetables

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), skin discarded, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 small unpeeled zucchini, very thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato (seeded, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced, fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced, fresh rosemary
  • 1 medium garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper ((coarsely ground preferred))


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  1. Pour the water into the pressure cooker. Place the steaming rack in the pressure cooker.
  2. Place 4 sheets of parchment paper (each about 12 x 16 inches) on the counter top. Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon oil onto the center of each sheet. Brush to coat the center of the parchment.
  3. Place a fish fillet in the center of each parchment sheet. Arrange the zucchini and tomato on the fish.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle the herb mixture over the fish and vegetables. Pull the edges of the parchment over the fish and vegetables. Fold the edges together several times, creasing tightly, to seal the packets securely.
  5. Place 2 packets in the center of a sheet (about 18 inches square) of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Gently place the remaining 2 packets on top, perpendicular to the bottom 2 packets. Pull the edges of the foil over all, shaping into a bundle about 8 inches in diameter (to fit in the cooker). Fold the edges together several times, creasing tightly, to seal the foil packet securely.
  6. Transfer the foil packet to the rack in the pressure cooker, gently pressing in on the packet so it fits in the cooker and rests well below the max fill line. Secure the lid. Pressure cook on high for 12 minutes. Quickly release the pressure.
  7. Carefully lift the foil packet out of the pressure cooker. Transfer to the counter top. Remove the parchment packets from the foil packet. Transfer to serving plates. Or, using the tines of a fork, carefully open the parchment packets away from you (to prevent steam burns) and transfer the fish and vegetables to serving plates.
Instant & Healthy: 100 Low-Fuss, High-Flavor Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker & Instant Pot®

Instant & Healthy: 100 Low-Fuss, High-Flavor Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker & Instant Pot®

The American Heart Association offers the ultimate guide to using your Instant Pot®, pressure cooker, or multicooker to support a healthy diet.With full-color photographs as well as easy-to-follow recipes, you'll enjoy a range of delicious, hearty meals as well as snacks, desserts, and more. Photography ©2018 by Lauren Volo.

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