Parchment Wrapped Citrus Salmon



  • 1 6-ounce center cut salmon fillet, skinned
  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 lemon slices
  • 2 lime slices
  • 2 springs of fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • parchment paper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lay out a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Lay a slice of orange, lemon and lime in a line on the parchment and place a piece of salmon on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  • Cover salmon with another orange, lemon and lime slice. Toss a fresh dill sprig on top.
  • Fold ends of parchment paper over fish and wrap like a package.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes (~10 minutes on each side).


1 serving

Nutrition Tip

Incorporating salmon into your diet can have many health benefits. Salmon contains a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are an essential, "healthy fat," with anti-inflammation and immune supportive properties. Diets rich in omega-3s may help to decrease the risk of developing certain types of cancer, heart disease, and depression. Additionally, salmon is a good source of B vitamins, thiamine, niacin, and Vitamin D.

American Cancer Society recommends limiting red meat to 11 ounces per week. Consider replacing your next beef meal with this delicious salmon recipe. With fresh citrus and herbs, this salmon recipe will go great with sides of any vegetables and whole grains of your choice.

Source: Submitted by Adina Barnett, winner of the Friends of Dana-Farber's #CookForHope promotion.

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