Salmon and Vegetables Cooked in a Pouch!

Tired of kitchen drudgery? Disappointed by complex recipes that ask for so much yet return so little? Need a quick, shiny, modern meal for today's fast-paced, go-getting, hyphen-filled life-style? A dish that says "yes!" when your schedule says "no"?

Then you should try "SALMON & VEGETABLES COOKED IN A POUCH." Guaranteed to satisfy young and old alike, this dish will impress everyone from your vicious, unnapreciative teenage daughter to your severe Scandinavian mother-in-law. After tasting your SALMON & VEGETABLES COOKED IN A POUCH, even your pals at the Rotary Club will be asking, "say, what's your secret Jim?" Though they will probably not call you Jim. Unless your name is Jim; then they might.

With SALMON & VEGETABLES COOKED IN A POUCH, you can make dinner in less time than it takes to scrub the bloodstains out of your new golf shirt. So instead of slaving away with fancy kitchen tools and dirty dishes, you'll be standing out on the patio enjoying martinis with the Hendersons--and Cindy Larson, that hot little number from Marketing.

With SALMON & VEGETABLES COOKED IN A POUCH, the flavor is sealed RIGHT IN THE POUCH. Unable to escape, the flavor reaches levels of intensity hitherto not reachable by un-pouched salmon & vegetables. You may say, "now Kitchen Monkey, is this salmon really that good? After all, it's just cooked in a pouch with vegetables."

Haven't you been listening? SALMON & VEGETABLES COOKED IN A POUCH is the flavor-dish of the new millenium! Just listen to what others have said about this amazing recipe:

"This is pretty good." - Liz Palomo-Phillips

"This is the most delicious salmon ever eaten by me." - Anonymous

"Salmon & Vegetables Cooked in a Pouch saved three of my marriages" - Burt Reynolds*
*this quote paraphrased from something alleged by an unreliable third party to have been said

Try SALMON & VEGETABLES COOKED IN A POUCH, you'll be glad you did.


Pouched Salmon & Vegetables
Serves 4

2 lbs. salmon, cut into 4 filets
Assorted vegetables
(In this case I used:)
2 large carrots, julienned
2 cups bok choy, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper
4 Tbsps. butter

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut four large heart shapes out of a roll of parchment paper.
2) On one half of each heart, arrange equal portions of the vegetables, then lay a salmon filet on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the filet, then add 1 Tbsp. slice of butter to each.
3) Fold the other half of the heart over, and cinch by folding the edge of the paper in toward the salmon a little at a time, starting at the bottom of the heart with each consecutive fold working toward the top.
4) Place in a casserole or on a baking sheet and set in the oven for approx. 10 minutes. Serve with rice.

It really is pretty good, and quick too.

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