Salmon & Vegetables in Parchment Paper with White Rice

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Ingredients:

4 Pieces of Parchment Paper (12″ x 18″)

4 Salmon Steaks (6 oz each)
2 Zucchini, thinly sliced
2 Yellow Squash, thinly sliced
1 Orange, skin removed and sliced into rounds
2 Cloves of Garlic, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 C. Cilantro, Chopped

1 C. White Rice
2 C. Water
2 Tbsp. Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine rice, water, butter, about a tsp. of salt, and tsp. of pepper in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and let the pan simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, and keep covered until ready to serve.

Fold the parchment paper in half and open it. Near the crease, lay 1/4 of the zucchini and 1/4 of the squash. Season lightly with salt and pepper. On top of the vegetables, lay a salmon steak. Season with salt. Place 1/4 of the garlic slices over the salmon. Drizzle with olive oil. Place 1/4 of the orange slices over the fish. Sprinkle generously with cilantro.

Fold the parchment paper over and roll up the edges to seal it. Repeat this process with the remaining salmon steaks. Place the parchment packages on a baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.

This was the first recipe I ever used with parchment paper and I love it. That’s some fancy looking stuff when you pull it out of the oven all brown on the edges like old paper. Nice.

Also, I adapted this from one of my favorite blogs (canyoustayfordinner.com) who adapted it from Simply Recipes.

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