Orange Champagne Salmon en Papillote
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18minutes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18minutes 5minutes
  • 46 oz salmon fillets(skinless)
  • 8 orange slices
  • 6tsps butter
  • 1/4cup chopped fennel fronds
  • 3/4cup champagne(or any dry sparkling wine)
  • 1/4tsp kosher salt
  1. Cut 4 pieces of parchment paper about 15 X 24 “. Fold in half crosswise. Draw half a heart on each piece. The fold is the center of the heart. Cut out the hear and open it flat.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. See Note 1.
  3. Lay 2 orange slices along the fold. Place a salmon fillet on top of the oranges slices. Top with 1 1/2 tsps butter and 1 Tbsp fennel fronds. Pour 3 Tbsp champagne over the fillet.
  4. Start at the top of the heart and vold the edges of the parchment, sealing the edge all along. Twist the end tip to ensure the packet is sealed. It is important that the packet is sealed or you fillet won’t steam.
  5. Repeat with the remaining 3 fillets.
  6. Bake for about 18 minutes. Remove from oven and allow packet to stand 5 minutes. See Note 2.
  7. Open packets carefully Transfer the salmon and sauce each persons plate. Finish with sea salt if desired.
Recipe Notes

Note 1 – My convection oven runs a bit cool so I actually set my oven to 450 degrees and cooked the fillets for 18 minutes.

Note 2 – The thickness of fillets an vary significantly.  Tuck any thin edges under to make your fillet a uniform thickness.   18 minutes was good for fillets about 2″ thick.  Adjust cook time if yours are thinner or thicker.  Better to undercook and add a minute in the microwave than overcook.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Champagne Salmon en Papillote
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.