ffwD: Salmon & tomatoes en papillote

This week’s dish was very familiar to me, as I’ve made baked salmon countless times before. The method of preparation, however, was new. I’ve never prepared any type of food in a foil pouch, though I have seen it done on television, specifically during Reynolds Wrap commercials. Coincidentally, that’s the brand of foil I used for this week’s ffwD assignment.

I liked using this foil pouch method to bake the salmon. It was so simple to throw all the ingredients in the pouch, seal it up to bake, and then 12 minutes later open it to find a delicious, perfectly cooked and healthy meal with minimal effort and clean-up! And, I have no doubt that this foil pouch method would work on the grill as well, so I’ll be trying that soon. I followed Dorie’s suggestion and pre-cooked the grape tomatoes. I will say that the resulting baked tomatoes tasted more vibrant and juicier than I expected, so I’ll be using that method again as well. My sister (Codename: Gamer Psychologist) and I spread the tomatoes on slices of toasted French bread. It was delicious!

To see other bloggers’ salmon & tomatoes en papillote, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.


48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maris(In Good Taste)
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 02:52:35

    So beautifully presented!

  2. Cakelaw
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 03:28:38

    I love this cooking method too – so quick and easy and tasty.

  3. Three-Cookies
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 04:49:11

    Looks awesome, never imagined tomato and salmon together but glad to hear it worked

  4. betsy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 05:47:37

    This cooking method was new to me too. This recipe (or at least baking of fish in foil packets) will be making regular appearances at my house, especially when the grilling season ends. I loved it.

  5. spicegirlfla
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 06:53:32

    I have used parchment in the oven but haven’t yet tried these foil packets. Sounds like something I would really like, easy clean!! The tomatoes with the salmon just burst with color and the fish looks so very moist. Have a great weekend.

  6. Eileen
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 07:03:11

    Looks beautiful! I wish I’d thought to smear the tomatoes on toasted french bread. YUM.

  7. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 07:27:15

    Just beautiful!

  8. Sutapa
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 07:31:13

    A culinary beauty! I never tried this way of cooking but it sounds interesting and I am going to try it!!

  9. Dessert By Candy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 07:55:12

    I had to laugh at the Reynold commercial reference! Great idea to spread the tomatoes on bread.

  10. kitchenbelleicious
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 07:59:24

    Love this cooking method. It doesn’t get enough credit in my opinion. Your salmon looks AMAZING

  11. Parsley Sage
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 08:13:30

    Fabulous FFwD! Your salmon turned out lovely, the flavors sound amazing 🙂

  12. Betty @ scrambled henfruit
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 08:51:29

    I love the clean-up after a meal cooked in foil. And I also love salmon. This sounds perfect to me! And those juicy baked tomatoes on toasted french bread? Oh yum! 🙂

  13. Maya
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 08:57:26

    On the other side of the world, I used Reynolds Wrap too! It somehow makes me feel I’m not so remote from my other fellow Doristas somehow :-). Your roasted tomatoes look delightful, I imagine they tasted fab on those French bread slices!

  14. Lisa (Smart Food and Fit)
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 08:58:09

    I love this cooking method! The clean up is so easy! Beautiful presentation of the salmon with the the tomatoes! Very healthy meal!

  15. Karla Miller Plumb
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 09:12:33

    Oooh, that looks so good! I love this cooking method, too – so easy and the fish comes out amazing! And good call on spreading those tomatoes on bread – delish!

  16. Cher
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 09:16:28

    This method carries over very well to the grill!
    Glad you enjoyed.

  17. Peggy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 09:52:33

    Simply delicious! I love making foil or parchment paper packages to cook dinner! Definitely little clean up and one full stomach =)

  18. Miss Anthropist
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 09:57:03

    Oh man this looks GOOD! Great job! 🙂

  19. Elodie Jane Amora
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 10:19:08

    this is how I like Salmon. steamed, poached, and baked. ♥

  20. Ker-Yng
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 11:37:42

    Looks good! How did the salmon taste? Neat idea about the tomatoes!

  21. Nancy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 12:34:35

    I wish I took the time to precook the tomatoes. I was in a hurry, but when I make it again I will definitely try it. Thanks for letting us know. It sounds great.

  22. pachecopatty
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 13:47:05

    Your salmon looks so good, I love the idea of this simple cooking method and will be trying this recipe soon;-)

  23. rebecca
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 15:08:09

    oh this looks great and bet it was super moist

  24. Mary
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 15:28:42

    This is a lovely dish.It really looks delicious. I hopeyouhave a great day. Blessings…Mary

  25. RadioDiva
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 15:31:07

    Now that’s what I call a MONEY SHOT!! Sounds like it tasted as awesome as it looked!


  26. Kathy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 15:32:23

    This cooking method was incredibly easy! Your salmon looks so delicious! We really loved this one and clean up was a breeze!

  27. Terra
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 18:08:34

    I am such a fan of fish cooked this way, so moist and delicious:-) This looks beautiful!
    Hugs, Terra

  28. Krissy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 19:09:25

    Beautiful! Looks like a meal I need right now…maybe next week. But, it is wonderful to see how all of my cyber friend’s cooking turned out.

  29. Tanvi
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 19:15:28

    That looks like a yum meal – seafood, lime & tomatoes- that sounds a really flavorful combo!

  30. peachkins
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 19:56:22

    WOW! looks so good..I’m going to try this one of these days..

  31. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 22:19:31

    if i could eat dinner all over again right now, i choose this! YUMIIiii

  32. Anita Menon
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 04:37:30

    looks delicious… i have chicken in a foil like this.. it tastes great..

  33. tinytearoom
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 07:15:36

    This looks so healthy and delicious. This would be fantastic as an afterwork meal.

  34. Barbara
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 09:32:54

    I usually poach mine, but I’m really liking this idea! I’ve done sea bass in parchment and we loved it. My next salmon is going to be exactly like this!

  35. jay
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 10:11:45

    this looks so simple, tasty n beautiful dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  36. Elaine
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 10:39:44

    I use the foil pouch method to cook in the coals of a camp fire when camping. It is just the most fool proof method around and makes even the toughest cut of meat moist and tasty. I’m glad you tried this and I think you will enjoy trying it with other fish and meat.

  37. Trevor Sis. boom
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 10:55:06

    Oh Elaine. I alluded to the fact that I used to do this when I camped as well…as a child. Never turned out this good. Great idea to have toasted bread available for those sweet roasted tomatoes. I’ll have to remember that one!

  38. Angela
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 11:04:45

    Oh, yum! This looks really good. I love grape tomatoes – what a perfect accompaniment for fish.

  39. kitchen flavours
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 11:14:15

    This is a delicious looking meal! Love baked tomatoes! Especially when drizzled with salt, pepper and olive oil before baking, I could just eat them spot on! Yummy!

  40. Simply Life
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 12:24:17

    oh this not only looks amazing and so full of flavor but it’s so pretty too!

  41. Tricia S.
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 09:53:26

    We’re with you – Nana and I only ever saw this on a Reynolds Wrap commercial 🙂 Boy what we have been missing. We also enjoyed the tomotoes cooked first in the olive oil. Great job & great pics !

  42. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 14:58:25

    How beautiful! I’ve never cooked fish this way. mmmmmm

  43. Candy
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 17:59:47

    Your fish looks beautiful! I like this method of preparation too and plan on using it again!

  44. Louise
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 08:17:43

    I can’t wait to try this on the brand new grill I just bought. It may just be the first thing I fire up!!! Can Salmon look gorgeous? Yours sure does!!!

    Thanks for sharing, yummy!!!

  45. Adriana
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 19:49:57

    I love the idea of spreading the plump cherry tomatoes on French bread! I’ve cooked fish like this before, but it never ceases to amaze me how easy and tasty it comes out.

  46. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 13:06:50

    This looks fantastic, so juicy and flavorful! 🙂

  47. saffronandhoney
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 13:06:42

    I love cooking salmon this way – looks beautiful and tasty.

  48. gnashingrefined
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 22:42:02

    Looks Mouth watering

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