Impress your friends with your refined culinary skills, and serve up a quaint plate of salmon en papillote next time you host a dinner party.
Actually, ‘en papillote’ is really just a fancy way of saying ‘fish in a bag’.
The literally translation is French for ‘in parchment’ and refers to the flexible method of steaming food while enclosed in a parcel. Moisture is trapped inside, and upon reaching the right temperature, forms a delicious swirl of steam and flavours that proceeds to cook the ingredients at a pretty rapid rate. The result is a delicate, aromatic dish with practically no cleaning up. That spells winner to me. Your dinner guests will be none the wiser, so enjoy an evening of beautiful, French-style fish, and enjoy the compliments for being really fancy.
Read the recipe here.