the grind. parchment salmon

This is a great, easy recipe. You can substitute any fish and you can even put sliced up veggies (asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes come to mind) underneath the salmon for a one dish meal.

Serves 4
4 (6 ounce approx) salmon fillets
Salt and pepper to taste
6 (15-square inch) pieces parchment paper
1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons, thinly sliced
Kitchen twine

Preheat oven to 400. Place baking sheet in oven.
Season salmon with salt and pepper.

Place a salmon fillet in the center of each piece of parchment paper. Drizzle each fillet with 1 teaspoon of the oil, then place chopped up basil and lemon slices on top. Gather sides of parchment up over salmon to form a pouch, leaving no openings, and tie tightly with kitchen twine (or you can fold up the parchment like a package). Place packages directly on hot baking sheet in oven and cook for 20 minutes. Transfer to plates and carefully open packages to release steam before serving.