Salmon and Root Vegetable Packets

  • Yield 4 servings

Salmon and fresh vegetables are seasoned with fresh dill, butter, salt and pepper.

A Salmon and Root Vegetables recipe that is a classic dish in Norway.
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Baking in foil helps the salmon soak up the flavors and makes clean up a snap.

Ingredients

2 medium red potatoes
1 medium turnips
1 medium red beet
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
4 tablespoons butter
1 lemon, sliced
8 sprigs fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Cut 4 (18 x 8-inch) pieces of aluminum foil.
  2. Cut potatoes, turnip and beet into slivers, using a vegetable peeler, or shred using a food processor. Pile vegetables onto pieces of foil. Place a salmon fillet on each piece. Top each with 1 tablespoon of butter, a few slices of lemon and 2 sprigs of dill. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring up ends of foil and fold to tightly seal packets. Place packets in shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before opening foil (be careful as steam will escape.) Serve immediately.

Recipe by Deanna Segrave-Daly

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