Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment Paper (VIDEO)

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LEMON BUTTER SALMON IN PARCHMENT PAPER is our favorite way to cook a healthy and delicious seafood meal at home! Asparagus and onion topped with succulent salmon, lemons, and thyme, and drizzled in lemon butter. This salmon in parchment is SO EASY and amazingly good!

lemon butter salmon with sliced lemons on top

Lemon Butter Salmon Recipe

Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment Paper is an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner recipe that I can really get behind. No mess, no fuss, just good food!

It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a dinner recipe. Usually its the cheesy dips and game day appetizers that are my favorites, but this LEMON BUTTER SALMON IN PARCHMENT PAPER is so incredibly easy, delicious, PRETTY, and healthy that it has instantly climbed the ranks as one of my favorite recipes on the blog. The simple flavors and prep make it such a great dinner option for any dinner party, quiet night at home, or any meal in between.

Pat is always asking me to do more seafood, and he was SO excited about this salmon recipe. I made it just in time for Valentine’s Day and won tons of wife points. He doesn’t need to know just how easy it was. It’s a matter of throwing everything in the parchment, sealing, and baking for 15 minutes. The steam does the rest. It’s truly that easy to make a 5 star meal in your own kitchen!

Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment Paper (Salmon en Papillote) is an easy and delicious dinner that will impress everyone at the table!

salmon in parchment paper packets

parchment paper packets with salmon on a baking sheet

Salmon in Parchment Paper

I’m THRILLED to be an 2017 Reynolds Ambassador. Is there any better company on the planet! They’re products are my very favorite when baking (remember these Loaded Salted Caramel Soft Batch Cookies?!) I have used Reynolds® Parchment Paper before so many times. It’s the perfect tool for mess-free cooking. You can roll out dough on it, use it for decorating a homemade gift, ice cookies on it for simple clean up, and even wrap seafood and veggies in it for easy cooking!

It saves your counters and your time! You can transfer the meal directly from the baking sheet to the counter, and vice versa, with no mess. No non-stick spray required…it’s already non-stick and grease-proof on its own! Win, win. This Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment Paper would be a sticky mess without Reynolds. As it was, it was the simplest clean up we have had in a long time. I’m hooked!

lemon butter salmon on top of parchment paper

lemon butter being poured on salmon

How to Make Lemon Butter Sauce for Salmon

I love everything about this salmon recipe. While the salmon in parchment method is the focus of this recipe, it’s the lemon butter sauce that brings all the flavor. I mean, it wouldn’t be Lemon Butter Salmon without it! It’s a really easy sauce to make, and it bakes into the fish so well. It’s absolutely delectable!

Lemon Butter Sauce for Salmon:

  • White Wine
  • Shallot or Sweet Yellow Onion
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Lemon Juice

See the recipe card below for details on how to make this lemon butter sauce!

Find more easy salmon recipes right here!

close up view of lemon butter being poured onto salmon

close up view salmon on a bed of green beans

What is salmon en papillote?

Salmon en papillote is just the French way of saying salmon in parchment. It’s the same method of cooking salmon wrapped in parchment paper that we’re doing here. But it does sound much fancier to say it in French.

How long does it take to cook salmon in parchment paper?

It depends on the fish, the recipe, the oven temperature, and your preference for doneness. For this recipe, I recommend baking the salmon for about 15 minutes at 375°F.

lemon butter salmon and a fork

I hope you love this Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment as much as we did. The bright flavors, simple prep, and ZERO cleanup make it an absolute dream. Thank you Reynolds for making this meal so so so darn easy!

Watch the Video and See the recipe card for details on how to make Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment Paper. Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, try these other easy salmon recipes too:


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