HOW TO: Papillote Salmon In-Flight Plating

Papillote Salmon

Salmon is a healthy choice that provides protein; Omega-3; and Vitamins D, B6, and B12; along with several minerals. Coupled with baby vegetables and fingerling potatoes, the Papillote (French for “in parchment”) Salmon entree is a terrific meal to serve in-flight for clients who are looking to maintain steady energy levels. Just five steps for plating this salmon dish, and you will be able to have a unique in-flight presentation ready for your clients.

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Tools and Ingredients

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Tongs
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Plate

Garnish Kit (keep cold)

  • Lemon
  • Fresh Herb Garnish

Papillote Salmon Entree

  • Salmon in Parchment
  • Baby Vegetables
  • Fingerling Potatoes


  • Heat oven to 275F (135C) and cook for 20 minutes. If necessary, adjust temperature to your oven since ovens can vary.

5 Plating Steps:

  • Spoon potatoes into center of plate.
  • Lay vegetables across center of potatoes.
  • Fully unwrap salmon, or partially unwrap and cut excess parchment with scissors.
  • It may be necessary to spread melted Lemon Herb Butter (already on salmon) around with spoon to enhance presentation.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and section of lemon.

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