Recently, a friend brought a piece of wild salmon for our dinner and I assured her I had all the makings for a Cesar salad with lots of vegetables to round out our dinner. "Simple," I thought. Why not put together a fish wrapped in parchment paper (en papillote) with what I could find in my vegetable drawer.
The fish was easy to assemble, a 12"x12" piece of parchment paper, 1/4 pound of fresh salmon, one lemon slice, orange bell peppers, lots of cauliflower (or broccoli) and all I had to do was drizzle 1 tbsp. of white wine and 1 tbsp. of olive oil over the fish. The final touch was to sprinkle kosher salt and pepper. To fold the packet was easy as well... Start folding in pleats tightly as possible to form a packet. Place on a cookie sheet. Now, fifteen minutes in a 425º oven was all I needed to finish the entree and in that time, I prepared the romaine lettuce and drizzled my homemade Cesar dressing over it.
Voila! A French-wrapped fish with an Italian dressing made easily by The Chinese Lady...
That’s the world we live in today... And I think it’s marvelous.