Salmon baked in a foil parcel

Salmon baked in a foil parcel


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About this recipe: Bake salmon in a foil parcel for guaranteed moist results. This salmon is flavoured with an exotic mix on marjoram, lemon and star anise, but you could use the same method and incorporate your own favourite flavours.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 medium onions
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons
  • 5 whole star anise
  • 700g salmon fillet

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Slice onions into semicircles. Put onions in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and fry gently until soft and brown, about 10 minutes. Season with marjoram and a little salt and set aside.
  3. Cut the lemons into slices and place them in a single layer in a clean frying pan, cooking them on high until lightly browned on both sides, about 3 minutes. Add the star anise and water, bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
  4. In a baking tin large enough to fit the whole fillet, lay down sheets of aluminium foil with enough overlap to wrap the fillet up like a parcel. Add the onions in a layer and then place the salmon fillet, skin side down, on top of the onions. Rub the fillet with salt and pepper. Lay the lemon slices and star anise evenly spaced over the top of the fillet. Fold up the edges of the foil over the fillet to make a parcel, making sure to seal the edges well.
  5. Bake the parcel for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, open foil and serve.

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