Salmon en Papillote with Basil Butter Recipe

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  • Basil Butter:
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch kosher salt and finely ground black pepper
  • Salmon:
  • 2 pounds salmon filet (boneless, skinless), cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 lemon, washed and cut into slices
  • ¼ bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 brown paper lunch bags


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Combine basil, shallot, and butter in a food processor and pulse to mix. Season with salt and pepper, and pulse to mix. Turn out butter on a large piece of plastic wrap and roll butter into a sausage shape. Freeze butter until ready to use.
  3. Salt and pepper salmon, and top with a piece of basil butter, a slice of lemon, and a sprig of parsley. Open paper bags and spray the inside with cooking spray. Place a piece of salmon in the bottom of each paper bag and roll to close. Place papillote on sheet pans (allowing 1-inch space between each bag) and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove papillote from the oven and place on large serving platters. Cut bags open about 6-inches from the bottom of the bags to create a serving box for each piece of salmon.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 204g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 487  
Calories from Fat 325 67%
Total Fat 36.3g 45%
Saturated Fat 12.92g 52%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 681mg 19%
Total Carbs 0.52g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.14g 0%
Protein 37.81g 60%
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