Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon – super easy, so fresh, and incredibly flavorful! Everything is cooked together in a parchment paper pouch creating an almost mess free dinner. Flavorful roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomato sauce is spooned over each fillet before being wrapped up and roasted in parchment paper. Potatoes sit underneath the salmon catching all the yummy flavor and creating an all-in-one dinner. Who doesn’t love that!
Slowly my family is warming up to the idea of fish for dinner. Yes, we may have a couple of stragglers that are still having a hard time (mom and Asher). But even my brothers are now on board for a good poke bowl or piece of salmon…Creighton included. I LOVE this!
In the past, it was really just my dad who enjoyed any kind of fish, so having more of the family requesting fish for dinner has been a welcomed change.
Red is for sure the big fish guy. He inspired last week’s poke bowl and this week’s parchment baked salmon.
Here are the steps
Using a parchment paper packet is an Italian way of cooking fish. To put it simply, you’re creating a packet out of parchment paper for your food to cook inside of. Not only does this save on mess and dishes, but cooking your food in parchment steams the food and cooks everything in their own juices.
Cooking food this way preserves nutrients and creates and insane amount of flavor. All of the aromas are trapped inside the parchment paper. Meaning you can get away with using less ingredients, and still come away with a delicious dinner.
Everything cooks really fast this way too.
To make the packets…
This is easy. All you need to do is fold the parchment paper in half.
The photos will show you how to do it!
To make the roasted red pepper sauce…
All you need are jarred roasted red peppers and oil packed sun-dried tomatoes. Mix them up in a blender with olive oil, honey, lemon, paprika, and a pinch of cumin.
So much flavor here between the peppers and the tomatoes.
Assemble the packets
Arrange the potatoes to one side of the parchment paper, place the salmon on top, then spoon over the red pepper sauce. For the potatoes, be sure to slice them extremely thin so that they cook up in the same amount of time as the salmon.
Now, fold the top half of the parchment over the salmon and pinch the seams together to enclose everything inside.
Bake until the potatoes are tender and the salmon has steamed…so super simple.
I made a quick tzatziki sauce to serve alongside. I also topped the salmon with fresh arugula and basil.
This recipe is very Mediterranean in flavor, and very fresh – which feels perfect for heading into the spring season.
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Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon
Calories Per Serving: 544 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1 jar (16 ounce) roasted red peppers, drained
- 1/2 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- red pepper flakes
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 small potatoes, very thinly sliced
- 4 (6-8 ounce) salmon fillets
- tzatziki, for serving
- fresh dill and basil, for serving
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Fold 4 large pieces of parchment paper (about 15×16 inches) in half. 2. In a blender, combine the red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, honey, garlic, lemon, paprika, cumin, chili flakes, salt, and pepper. 3. Working on one side of the creased parchment, layer the potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Place the salmon over the potatoes and spoon over 1-2 spoonfuls of the red pepper sauce. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 packets. 4. To close, fold the parchment over salmon, pinching to seal the open sides and create a half-moon-shaped packet. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake on the bottom rack until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.5. Serve the salmon topped with tzatziki and fresh herbs.