Recipe Monday brought to you on a Tuesday. Because sometimes, that’s just how life goes.
Baked Parchment Paper Salmon
Total Time: less than 45 mins Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20-30 mins Serves: 4
Splash of olive oil
2 (6oz) fillets salmon
Fresh ground salt and pepper for seasoning
3/4 c seasoned bread crumbs
1 lemon, sliced rounds
Approx. 10 thin slices of red onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp (or more if you like it spicy!) red pepper chili flakes
Heat oven to 375F
On a baking sheet, using 2 large pieces of parchment paper, place one piece salmon on each parchment paper, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
In a bowl combine bread crumbs with 1 crushed clove of garlic.
On one piece of salmon spread the bread crumb combination.
On the second piece of salmon sprinkle the garlic and layer the lemon and red onion slices then sprinkle the red pepper chili flakes.
Wrap each parchment paper like an envelope and tuck ends underneath.
Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes. At about 20 minutes open one parchment envelope and test salmon for flakiness – it should flake away with your fork.
Served with rice and candied brussel sprouts (see below recipe).
Candied Brussel Sprouts
Total Time: less than 20 mins Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins Serves: 4
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1/4c cubed pancetta or prosciutto
2 tbsp diced red onion
Fresh ground salt to taste
15-20 brussel sprouts washed, trimmed and halved
Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Pour in a splash of olive oil and place pancetta in pan. Fry until tender and slightly crispy. Put onion in and place brussel sprouts in cut side down, season with fresh ground salt. Pour in about 2 tbsp water and cover. Allow water to come to a boil, turn temperature down to medium low and balance lid so that pan is slightly covered. Steam brussel sprouts until fork tender and bottoms are browned. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan as a garnish if you like. Your kids will ask you to make them over and over again, yum!
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