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Teriyaki salmon in a parcel (年年庆有余)

teriyaki salmon in a parcel 
You probably heard a lot about Omega-3, the polyunsaturated fat that is essential in life. It protects against heart disease, promotes healthy skin and joints and is essential for proper neurological development in unborn babies and young children. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) dietary guidelines recommend that adults eat at least two servings of fish high in Omega-3 per week. 

If you want more Omega-3, then add more salmon in your daily diet as salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3. One 4-ounce serving gives you 2.1 grams of Omega-3. For more information, visit Salmon Facts. 

teriyaki salmon in a parcel 

Salmon is one of my family’s favourite fish. Besides its nutritional value, the price of salmon at supermarkets in Singapore is also reasonably cheap (S$23.90 per kg) as compared to cod fish (S$30 per kg) and threadfin (ranging from S$30- S$50 per kg). Even with the approaching Lunar New Year, where prices of most fishes generally inflate “out of control”, the price for salmon isn’t affected much at all. Hence, I have been buying and consuming more that usual amount of salmons in the past two weeks.

To us Chinese, fish (鱼) symbolizes “abundance” (余). So, it’s a must-have dish when celebrating the Lunar New Year. Today I like to share with you a simple yet healthy fish dish which I had chanced upon from Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook. This dish is cooked in parchment (also known as en papillote in French). The fish fillet is sealed inside a folded package of parchment paper and baked briefly in an oven.  This method cooks the enclosed fish in its own moisture and creates its own sauce of natural juices. As a results, this helps the fish retains its full flavour, hence making it juicy and delicious. 

Besides fish, this method is also suitable to cook any cut of meat, chicken, pasta and vegetables. It has now become my favourite cooking method because it is incredibly simple, easy-to-clean up and fun to see the aromatic steam releases when tearing out the packaging. Cooking such prosperous yet healthy fish dish during CNY will surely bring a smile to your diners. May the Year of Tiger bring you and your family lots of joy and happiness! Gong Xi Fatt Cai!! 

Other CNY dishes that you may be interested:
Braised dried oysters with minced meat
Scrambled eggs with tomatoes
Luo Han Zhai/ Loh Han Chai 1
Luo Han Zhai/ Loh Han Chai 2 

>>>> Click on page 2 below for Teriyaki Salmon in a Parcel recipe…………. 

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  1. NKOTB says:

    teriyaki is always nice regardless is fish or chicken, right?

  2. allie says:

    I love salmon! and Teriyaki sauce too!

  3. beachlover says:

    love to cook salmon but nowaday salmon is so pricy…Never try to cook in parcel but must try one day soon..your is so colorful and vibrate

  4. Alice says:

    This is simply healthy and meaningful. What a creative idea to cook for CNY.

  5. Salmon tastes great with teriyaki sauce!

  6. peachkins says:

    It looks very tasty…healthy too!

  7. Pei-Lin says:

    I love salmon in teriyaki sauce, too! Served along with some greens makes it a perfect, wholesome meal on its own!

    Happy Lunar New Year to you! Have a safe trip home!

  8. mycookinghut says:

    Salmon is good and rich in omega 3 yes! It’s a pretty dish!!!

  9. LCOM says:

    Healthy and delicious, I like!

  10. gertrude says:

    My husband love anything with teriyaki but I always just pad-fried them. By the way, how long will you be in KL?

  11. Sean says:

    I prefer teriyaki chicken, but I guess I can understand how teriyaki salmon would taste pretty good.

  12. Salmon and Teriyaki source are always my no.1 choice when ever I visited a Japanese restaurant 🙂

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  14. noobcook says:

    I love to wrap things up in a parcel and bake in an oven too. so fuss free. Your dish looks auspicious and yummy. Where did u get parchment paper in Singapore? I always use aluminium foil.

  15. peanutts says:

    looks delish and very healthy :), I love salmon but rarely cook it and we dont get it back home. And also happy new year to you as you say gong xi fa chai 🙂 , hope I got it right 😀

    • food-4tots says:

      Peanutts: Tks! Unlike Singapore, I also couldn’t find great bargain for salmon when I was in Penang. Well, you can always subsitute with other fish and cook in parchment. Thanks for your CNY wishes! 😉

  16. tigerfish says:

    I have been eating more salmon lately.

  17. felicia says:

    teriyaki-anything is awesome!
    especially with salmon 🙂

  18. Elin says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and family 🙂
    I love salmon and so healthy too :))

  19. We often have salmon for meals. Luckily, we can get very fresh salmon here easily.

    Love this “年年庆有余”, very meaningful.

    Happy New Year 虎年進步!

  20. My gosh, that looks soooooo good!!! Healthy and tasty. You’re such a fantastic cook. Happy New Year to you & your family!!

  21. Lovely =) Just wrote on Rilsta’s blog (myfoodtrail) that I love salmon teriyaki and have seen a whole bunch of different recipes for it lately! I like using Harumi’s but yours certainly looks very elaborate and pretty =D

  22. PauCen says:

    Hi, can we use the ready-bought teriyaki souce instead?

    • food-4tots says:

      PauCen: Yes, you can. Unless you have a ready-bought teriyaki sauce at home, otherwise I suggest that you try to make your own teriyaki sauce. It is quite easy and you can adjust the taste (esp sweetness) according to your preference. Hope it helps! 😉

  23. Mei Ling says:

    Hi, I have tried baking this. It was yummy. My hubby and kids love it. Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  24. Nellyn says:

    Can I know where to buy this Parchment paper from ? I don’t
    See it at ntuc . Are they same as grease free paper ?


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