simple salmon parcels

You may have noticed that I have a thing for salmon?! Well wild Atlantic salmon it is a delicious source of protein, vitamin B12, B3, B5, B6 and vitamin D, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. So how can you cook it without it drying out, making a mess or stinking out the house? Well read on for another super simple recipe.


  • Fresh salmon
  • Herbs or spices
  • Lemon


step 1

Pre-heat a moderate oven, then take a piece of fresh salmon and place it on a large piece of baking paper.

Top with sliced lemon and a few herbs or spices (dill, parsley, coriander, chilli, garlic, lime etc).

step 2

Wrap it up like a parcel and then place it on a baking tray and into the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness of the piece.

step 3

After 15 minutes or so, take the tray out the oven and carefully open the parcel and using a fork or knife, check to see if the salmon is cooked. To prevent it from drying out it should still be dark pink and silky right in the middle. If it looks quite raw all over or you are unable to flake it apart, then place it back in the oven and check it again in 5 minutes intervals.

After you take it out of the oven, let it sit in the parcel for a couple of minutes then serve with a salad or vegetables, a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.

This technique can also be used with any other cut of fish and by trapping in the steam and moisture you’ll always have juicy, mess free fish!