Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Healthy Dinner

My cousin came over for dinner and the hockey game last night. By request, I made a healthy dinner in the form of salmon en papillote with rice and asparagus, salad, whole wheat bread, and peach frozen yogurt. It was delicious. But the best part was that I made the salmon and frozen yogurt early in the day, leaving very little to do at the last minute.

Salmon en Papillote
Inspired by recipe on foodnetwork.com
Yield: 3 servings
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3 servings of salmon fillet
1 red pepper, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
2 shallots, sliced
3 sprigs of thyme
3 sprigs of oregano
3 tbsp butter
6 slices of lemon
3 tbsp white wine
salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F (parcels can be made up to 6 hours in advance and chilled).

  2. Cut 3 squares of parchment paper. Fold the squares in half to make a crease, then open up.

  3. On one half, near the crease, arrange pepper slices.

  4. Place salmon on top of pepper slices.

  5. Top with shallots, herbs, butter, lemon slices, and wine. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. To create the parcel, fold empty half of parchment over the food. Starting at a folded end, make a small fold in the paper, folding on an angle.

  7. Make the next fold so that the crease overlaps with the first fold to create a seal.

  8. Continue with these small folds, working around the seafood, until you get to the end.

  9. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until parcels inflate.

  10. Cut open parcels and serve immediately.

Peach Frozen Yogurt
Yield: 6-8 servings
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2 cups sliced peaches
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
  1. Place peaches in blender and puree until smooth.

  2. Add yogurt and sugar. Blend until combined.

  3. Turn ice cream machine on and pour liquid into freezer bowl.

  4. Let mix until thickened, about 25 minutes.

  5. Serve immediately or place in air tight container and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.


  1. OK we're trying one of your recipes tonight!!! it'll be this salmon fillet. mmmmm

  2. the verdict is, yummy! it was so good! it turned out really well. i was scared i'd screw up on the timing because my fish always tend to come out more dry than i want. but i think even with this, the fish coming out a bit rare in the centre made it tasty. the prep and cook time was super easy! i'd definitely keep this in mind when we want a quick dinner prep after work one day.

  3. glad it worked out and that you liked it :)