Salmon with Green Beans & Lemon Zest


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It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe–place all of your ingredients on parchment paper, wrap up the bundle, and bake it for 15 minutes. Think of it as a more simple one pot dish because there’s no hovering around the stove to check on your meal. Other types of fish and veggies work well for this meal–simply customize it to what is in season or in your fridge.

parchment paper
4 salmon filets
3/4 pounds of green beans
2 lemons
4 teaspons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
shallots, sliced (optional)
capers (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place salmon filet on a 16″ piece of parchment paper and put green beans, two lemon slices and two strips of lemon zest on and around the salmon. You can also add sliced shallots and/or capers if desired. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil. Repeat with as many salmon filets as you have.

2. Fold parchment into a twist or envelope shape (not sure what it’s supposed to look like? Click here for a helpful video). Place parchment wrapped salmon on a baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes until salmon is cooked through.

Photo and recipe from Erin Lem. Originally adapted from Martha Stewart. 

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