I have never been a huge fan of fish. I honestly never ordered it when I was out to dinner and rarely made it as a dinner at home. That all changed when I started the F-factor diet. I knew that fish was a great lean protein option and I set out to challenge myself to come up with some delicious fish entrees. I started looking up recipes and came across a few recipes that called for salmon to bake in parchment. I figured I’d try to cook my salmon this way and added a few different veggies etc. until I got this just right. This salmon dish is THE EASIEST dish I cook and absolutely delicious. Everything is thrown into the same piece of parchment paper and cooked all together. All you have to do is remove from the paper and serve! Keep in mind, this recipe makes two servings, but just add an extra 2 servings etc. if serving more than two people. Also, I have used this recipe with other types of fish as well, including halibut and cod! It tastes just as delicious! I hope you enjoy!
- Parchment paper
- 2 fresh salmon filets. I purchase my salmon from Trader Joe’s.
- Olive Oil spray
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- Cherry tomatoes (however many you want…I usually add 5 per filet)
- Sliced red onion (about 1/4 of a red onion)
- salt and peper
- crumbled feta cheese
- Take a piece of parchment paper and fold it in half. On one half of the paper, spray the olive oil baking spray so that it covers the entire half of the parchment paper. Repeat this step for however many pieces of salmon you will be serving
- Place a handful of spinach on top of the parchment paper and olive oil spray
- Top the spinach with the salmon, skin down
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper
- Top the salmon with the sliced red onion and cherry tomatoes. You can place them on top or around the salmon.
- Cover the salmon with the other side of the parchment paper. Make sure it is wrapped up and closed so no air gets in
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20- 30 minutes. This depends on how you like your salmon cooked. I prefer mine well done and tend to bake for 30 minutes
- Take the salmon out of the oven and scoop onto a plate
- Top the salmon with crumbled feta cheese