Salmon en Papillote

Barcelona, October 26th

Ladies ! I hope you are all well.

Things have been ok here in Barcelona, the weather is beautiful, Norah is growing up so fast and Thomas and I have been enjoying the routine. We are getting into a good rhythm now between Norah starting the creche and me getting used to working again, it has been pretty nice 🙂

So for this recipe, I tried it one night when I really felt like a change. We had salmon at our disposal but I didnt feel like cooking it the usual way, which is in a pan. First, because it is kind of boring, and second, because the kitchen would smell for the following week. I hate that !

So I went online searching for an original recipe that was easy and with not too many weird ingredients as all grocery stores were closed.

I came across this one, I have to admit I was not really excited about it at first, and I even thought the mix of ingredients was a bit weird… But I was intrigued!


Well, I am so happy I took the chance as Thomas thought this was one of the best recipes I have ever made… wow! So I made it last week when our friends Ben and Katie visited… They really liked it too (or they are very good liars! hehe)

So here are the ingredients for 4 people:

4 nice big salmon fillets

8 tablespoons of cream (I used diet cream)

4 teaspoons of curry

4 tablespoons of honey

Spring Onions (depends on the size, 4-8)

Ginger Powder (I replaced it with real ginger, chopped)


Salt, pepper


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Cook the spring onions in a pan, with a bit of butter. Add warm water, cook until they become soft. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix the cream, curry, ginger, and honey.


Then in foil paper, put first the salmon, then the sauce, and then the caramelized onions.

Close the foil paper to make a papillotte, and in the oven it goes.

The 4 papillotes have to cook for about 20 mn.

It’s ready! You can serve it with whatever side dish you like.


I served it with Jan’s amazing mashed potatoes au pesto. Miam 🙂

PS: I am trying to work on the presentation of the vegetables to make them more appetizing for Norah when she is old enough… What do you think?


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4 thoughts on “Salmon en Papillote

  1. Emily @ October 27, 2014 at 5:09 am Reply

    Hanin, I am so glad you took a leap of faith and tried the recipe. That looks amazing!!!! You can also make papillote using parchement paper if you prefer or if you run out of foil. I love the food designs for little Norah…very creative. That looks very delicious. Can’t wait ti try it. Thanks Hanin!!!!

  2. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence October 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply

    I love cooking fish “en papillote” – it keeps the fish nice and moist and leaves no mess! Also – as you point out – no fishy smell!! This recipe sounds delicious, I have no doubt everyone really enjoyed it. The presentation is adorable 🙂 Did you use star shaped cookie cutters to make the mashed potato stars?? So cute!!

  3. Jan October 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Hi there, love the shooting stars and the fish sounds really good. One question, did the honey make it very sweet?

  4. milkandbun October 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    Hi! I love baked salmon, it tastes always good! Side dish looks so funny! 🙂

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