May 3, 2010

Sweet spices salmon in parcel

Saturday is market day !

We have a nice little market near by and every saturday we take advantage of having a very good fish-monger to buy and prepare really good fresh fish.
This saturday I was in the mood of fish in parcel, especially to taste some spices blend that I bought. To tell the truth, I do not remember when buying this spices blend for which purpose it is dedicated... but anyway I wanted to taste it. This spices blend is called "Plancha". But unfortunately I do not have the composition of it.

However, if you are not living in Paris or around, giving you the name of that spices blend will not be very useful.

But this simple and quick recipe can be made with the spices blend that you would like to use (dedicated or not to fish). It is just a method of cooking.

Now that I had the fish, I needed something to accompany. And when I found those small round yellow courgettes : I knew that they would perfectly do. Aren't they irresistible ?

In any case, you can use any kind of courgettes or squashes as the taste of it are not so different. But if you have the choice, round courgettes might make the difference in your dish presentation.

I also cook some buckwheat, which can be found in organic food shops - but you can use brown rice.

So now here comes the :

Sweet spices salmon in parcel


4 skinless salmon fillets
2 tomatoes
1 lemon
8 small round yellow courgettes

Preheat oven at 180 C
Cut out 4 sheets of baking paper about 30 cm by 30 cm (12 in by 12 in)

Wash tomatoes, and cut each into slices.
Lay 3 or 4 tomato slices on one half of each paper square.
Season well with the spices,
then top each with a salmon fillet.
Again season each fillet with the spices and salt.

Wash the lemon and cut it into thin slices.
Lay 2 lemon slices on the salmon fillet.

Fold the empty half of each sheet over the salmon fillet and crease
and fold over the edges several times until you have sealed parcel
(no juice should leak once the salmon is cooked).

Transfer each parcel to a baking tray.

Wash the courgettes, and cut their bottom.
Make a cross incision at their bottom to ease their cooking,
and put them directly on the baking tray.

Cook the parcels in the oven for 25 minutes.
When cooked, put the parcel in each plate accompanied with courgettes and buckwheat or rice.

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