Salmon in package

Now that asparagus is available cheaply in the store, we can highly recommend making this dish that is cooked in a package in the oven.

Serve with an aioli and/or basil mayonnaise and a green mixed salad and dinner is complete.

Salmon in package should have 20-25 minutes in the oven and have about 15 minutes of preparation time before then. This is how you do

INGREDIENTS for 4 people

  • 600g fresh salmon in one piece (or 4 pieces) – skin and boneless
  • 500g asparagus
  • 2 lemons (grated peel and juice of one and slices of the other)
  • 50 g butter
  • Super salt
  • White pepper
  • a pot of basil
  • 2 dl mayonnaise – make it yourself och chosse a fullfat produce from your local store
  • Salad – eg arugula, mache or other mixed green salad


  • Oven – 180 degrees celcius hot air or 200 degrees conventional oven
  • 2-3 baking sheets
  • Ovenproof dish or baking sheet
  • Cheese slicer for the butter
  • Knife to cut lemon
  • Grater for grated lemon
  • Blender to mix basil and mayonnaise

How to do this

  1. Start by laying out the 2 or 3 baking sheets slightly covering each other in the ovenproof dish/baking tray. You want the covered surface to be so big that you can fold the excess over asparagus and salmon and form a closed package (easier than it sounds)
  2. Rinse and dry the asparagus
  3. Break off the woody part at the bottom
  4. Place asparagus in a row on the baking sheet
  5. Salt and pepper lightly
  6. Be sure to remove the skin from the salmon and place it on top on the asparagus
  7. Drizzle lemon zest and lemon juice over the salmon
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Spread the lemon slices over the salmon
  10. Make butter slices and distribute at the top of the asparagus, salmon and lemon slices
  11. Fold the ends of the baking sheet over the salmon and do the same lengthwise
  12. If you can’t get it together so it stays put, you can use strings or silicone laces as you can see i used in the picture above
  13. Put it in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes – if you want to make sure it is ready – use a frying thermometer and remove when it is 48 degrees celcius in the centre
  14. While the salmon package is in the oven, prepare the salad and mayonnaise
  15. The easiest way to make the mayonnaise is by taking the basil pot and easily cutting off the lower part. then take the stems and leaves and put in a mixer together with a hefty dollop of mayonnaise. Mix, and then mix with the rest of the mayonnaise and you’ll have a lovely fine green and tasty basil mayonnaise to eat for your salmon in package.

We wish you a TASTY MEAL

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