Photographed by Eric Helgas, Styled by Ali Nardi
In the cooking world, there are a lot of fancy terms that actually mean very basic things. For example, cooking fish "en papillote" (a.k.a. in parchment paper) just means that you are steaming the fish in a little, sealed paper pocket. It's a great way to retain the flavor and delicacy of any given fish. The best part? Cleanup is minimal. Here, we used our favorite fish, salmon, as an example. Wrap up some salmon with a sprinkle of olive oil and herbs, throw in a hot oven, and you'll have your dinner ready in just 10 minutes. It can be served hot, at room temperature, or cold. This recipe is also easily multiplied for more servings.

Salmon Cooked In Parchment
Serves 1

Ingredients

Salmon
1 salmon fillet, about 6-8 ounces
1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh dill
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp finely chopped fresh dill

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment paper into a 12-inch square; fold the square in half to form a triangle and then trim the corners to form a big heart with the fold in the middle.

2. Place the parchment heart on a baking sheet and place the fish fillet on one side of it.

3. Sprinkle the salmon with dill and salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

4. Fold the parchment heart in half. Starting at top of the heart, fold the edges together, an inch or so at a time. At the tip of the heart, fold the parchment under to seal.

5. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Use a knife to open the pouch and serve the salmon with Dijon mustard mayonnaise.

6. To make the Dijon mustard mayonnaise, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and dill in a mixing bowl.

More from Food & Drinks

When ex-teen Rachel Gelmis was drug tested, she knew she was clean. But the test thought differently. Her results were, like, insanely positive for a lot ...
It's no secret that food is one of the best categories for nostalgia. Who doesn't wax poetic about snack foods like Dunkaroos? But not all of our favorite...
If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It ...
S'mores are a messy dessert favorite. But why not skip the sticky situation and enjoy yours in a cone
Turmeric has quickly become classified as one of those magic superfoods — you know, the ones that you're always hearing about. This spice is basically the ...
While some people might be trying to get you to delete your Instagram food pics, there are many, many more tinkering around in their high-tech laboratories...
Growing up, your parents may have told you to be grateful for your food, because some people are starving. Now, your own meals can actually help other ...
(Paid Content) Scrambled eggs for breakfast? Yawn. Standard-issue pancakes? Predictable. To effectively get us out of bed in the a.m., we prefer a morning ...
Coffee lovers of the world, get ready. We have news that might make even a die-hard caffeine addict à la Lorelai Gilmore jump up and down in excitement. ...
DIY cotton candy ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker? Winning
Whether you're brunching or, uh, dinnering, etiquette is of the utmost importance when dining out. And no, we don't mean keeping your elbows off the table...
Once in college, I had a friend Google "how to make a grilled cheese," and I remember being completely baffled that someone would need a step-by-step ...
Once the vegetable our moms would have to beg us to try ("just a bite!"), today, we can't get enough of cauliflower. It practically defines the word ...
Great drinks, a perfect soundtrack, the perfect lighting: all these things can make a party good. But what makes a get-together memorable? The food. Once ...