Easy Lemon Salmon In Parchment

This easy, healthy and quick salmon in parchment is the perfect healthy recipe. Moist, lemon-y and full of fresh herb flavour.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon in parchment
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168kcal
Author Debs


  • 4 6 ounce 175-200g salmon fillets, skin on
  • 2 small potatoes thinly sliced use a mandolin if you have one
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch basil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 200ºC or 400ºF.
  • Use a mandolin to thinly slice the potatoes. Lay them on a piece of parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the salmon on top of the potatoes and season with salt and pepper and a few chilli flakes. Lay the thinly sliced lemon and a sprig of dill over the salmon. Wrap in the parchment paper and bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the salmon reaches 145ºF or 62.8ºC.
  • Remove from the oven and use the Thermapen Professional thermometer to check that the temperature has reaches 62.8ºC. Add some fresh basil and dill. Serve straight from the parchment packet.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.6% | Vitamin C: 26.3% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 5.7%