lemon and dill salmon in parchment paper
4 6-oz salmon fillets
2 lemons, sliced thinly
2 T fresh dill, chopped
sea salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste
pre-heat your oven to 400*. while the oven preheats, prep the salmon by slicing about halfway through the fillet up the middle to create a slit. fill each slit with 1/2 T of freshly chopped dill. salt and pepper the salmon liberally (or to taste - my taste is just pretty liberal). place the salmon in the middle of a 12 in x 12 in piece of parchment paper top the salmon with three slices of lemon. fold the parchment paper together at the top and roll down so that it forms a seal along the top. then, fold the excess parchment paper on either end of the fillet underneath so that the parchment paper is closed all around.
once the oven is pre-heated, place the salmon fillets onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. i served mine with brown rice and asparagus which i steamed and then topped with lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. altogether it was a great meal.
i can't wait to start baking other fish in parchment paper! i'm not sure about cooking time for different fish but when i made this i just googled "how long should you bake salmon" before i started making it and it worked out just fine, so i imagine i can google all sorts of fishy directions.