Friday, July 8, 2011

FFwD - Salmon and Tomatoes en Papillote


This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Salmon en Papilotte.  Basically, it's fish and tomatoes cooked with herbs and citrus in a foil bag in the oven.  I am no stranger to this type of cooking - Jamie Oliver showed me years ago back in his Happy Days as the Naked Chef how to do this with chicken and fish, and I have done so many times with great success.

At least this week I knew I'd like the end result.  I substituted the lemon for grapefruit (because I still have quite a few of Jan's grapefruit to use up), and used kumatos instead of grape tomatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe.  This week, I even tracked down basil.

This was a delicious meal, although rather expensive because salmon fillets are pricey.  As mentioned above, this type of cooking can also be done with chicken, and you could use basically any type of firm white fish fillet.

There should be a plethora of salmon and tomatoes en papilotte for you to admire at the LYL section of the FFwD website.

14 comments:

Kayte said...

Love en papilotte cooking. Maybe I can manage to get this one done before Friday's end...maybe. Just in case, I have the spareribs all banked and ready to post, weeks late, but oh, well...I'm sort of operating on my own time frame. I need to explore Jamie Oliver more as well as people are always wild about his recipes. On the to do list.

Lauren Hairston said...

Haven't done it in a while, but I'm always happy about how things turn out when baked in a tin foil packet. Salmon is expensive here, too. It costs a lot to fly between Kansas and Scotland--I should know, I've been wanting to do just that for years now!

yummychunklet said...

Your fish looks delicious, and I like how you substituted in the grapefruit and kumatos!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I like this because it makes for less cleaning! :P

DessertByCandy said...

Grapefruit is a great idea. Kumato is my go-to tomato in winter when everything seems so lacking in flavour. Great dish!

jillbert said...

I haven't tried this method, but it looks like a winner. Salmon is a nice treat!

Cher said...

Glad you enjoyed. Foil packets are my favorite way to cook fish - I haven't tried it with chicken yet. Good thought.

Elin said...

I did the same...substituted lemon with grapefruit and it tasted much better :) simple method but it turned out great. Can't wait for the link to be up :) so that I can get to know more Doristas :)

MyBlackPoodle said...

I never heard of kumatos. It's so interesting to learn.

Pachecopatty said...

Beautiful job on the salmon, it looks perfect;-)

Amanda said...

It's a great way to cook, isn't it?
Although now I'm feeling guilty 'cos I haven't fed The Husband fish for ages - and he just loves it.

Kathy said...

Lovely job on the salmon…I really enjoyed this one!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I just had fish en papillote on the weekend! I love it as it always keeps the fish so lovely and moist :D

TeaLady said...

Looks perfect. Salmon was perfect with these seasonings and the basil. Have never cooked this way so was a real treat.