Salmon en papillote


First published in 2015
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Set aside a handful of the fennel slices for garnish and place the rest in a small pan covered with water. Add a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer to blanch. Drain and refresh in ice water
Split the ingredients in half so you can create two separate foil bags of salmon. Lay a 30cm by 15cm sheet of tin foil out and fold in half length-ways, then unfold - leaving the sheet with a crease down the middle
Place the slices of tomato down on one half of the foil, season with salt and pepper. Add the shallot, blanched fennel and parsley and top with the fillet of salmon. Season again and then sprinkle with lemon juice and zest before drizzling Pernod and white wine over the fillet
Fold the other half over the salmon and tuck in the other sides, ensuring you leave no gaps and are creating a sealed foil parcel. Repeat this process for the other fillet
Place the parcels on a hot barbecue to steam; if you like your salmon rare - allow 6 minutes, if you desire a well-cooked fillet - allow 10 minutes
Cut each bag open with scissors. Serve the fillets onto plates and garnish with the reserved slices of fennel
First published in 2015
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