Oven-Steamed Salmon with Meyer Lemon and Shaved Fennel

Serving Size



Serving Size



  • 2 pounds fresh salmon (about 2 fillets)

  • 4 to 5 Meyer lemons

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 fennel bulb

  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper

Meyer Lemons

Cooking Steps

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. 2

    Prepare fennel by removing top stems to where stem meets bulb. Save leafy fronds for garnish. Thinly slice or shave bulb diagonal angle. Set aside.

  3. 3

    On large rimmed baking sheet, place large sheet of aluminum foil, shiny side facing down. Place first salmon fillet on aluminum foil and squeeze juice of 1 lemon on top.

  4. 4

    Take another lemon and slice into thin rounds; arrange slices on top of fish. Place 1/2 teaspoon butter underneath each slice of lemon (add more lemon and/or butter as needed per size of fillet.) Arrange fennel slices on top of lemon-covered fish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold sides of aluminum foil to create tent and crimp edges of packet to seal. Repeat with second fillet.

  5. 5

    Bake salmon packet on baking sheet 18-22 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets. Open foil packet and remove fish to plate. Drizzle liquid from bottom of packet on top of salmon. Garnish with chopped fennel fronds.

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