Friday, January 22, 2010

Salmon and Green Beans in Parchment

Salmon in Parchment

I've seen a zillion recipes for parchment paper packets, but I've always been hesitant to try them. Even in a food magazine, the end product just looks kind of anemic, bland and kind of boring.

They never look appetizing, and I was afraid it would come out tasting what I would consider to be "diet food" — you know, something that's low-cal and tastes like it, too.

But I think I may have been wrong about cooking in parchment packets.

I took a chance with a recipe for Salmon with Green Beans and Lemon Zest. It looked promising enough to lure me in. Green beans, lemon zest, capers.. all of it sounded great. And you know, pretty much was.

I personally have a tendency to overcook oven roasted salmon, but the fish came out perfectly this time and the green beans were cooked, but still had a good crunch to them.

Has there ever been a cooking method you've been hestitant to try? Why?

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