Mar 09

Salmone al Cartoccio

I received a special request from a friend to post a salmon recipe, here it is! A super easy and quick way to prepare salmon, I am not even sure it can be classified as a recipe! Because salmon has an intense flavor I decided to make it using very few ingredients. Also I chose to bake it in a cartoccio to avoid the salmon smell  in the house.

All you need is

  • salmon ( I used a fillet of 0.75 lb cut in two slices)
  • lemon slices
  • fresh thyme (or other herb of your preference)
  • salt

Preheat the oven to 400F. On a sheet of parchment paper (or aluminum foil) lay the salmon with some fresh thyme, a couple of thin lemon slices, and salt. Do not ad oil, since the salmon is already an oily fish. Wrap the paper around the fish, close tightly so that the cooking vapor and juices will remain inside the cartoccio. (For an example of wrapped cartoccio see branzino al cartoccio )

Put in the hot oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

Be careful when opening the cartoccio as hot vapor will come out. Serve with cooked vegetables or salad.

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  1. JR

    Your friend must be a very distinguished person for requesting such a wonderful recipe.

    1. NYaldente

      Yes indeed! I hope he likes it 🙂

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