Salmon Packets with Bok Choy & Spicy Citrus Sauce

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salmon packets with bok choy and spicy citrus sauce

Recipe by Maria Finn

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 3 tbsp. lemon zest and 1/2 cup juice

  • 3 tbsp. tangerine zest and 3 tbsp. juice

  • 2 tsp. lime zest and 4 tbsp. juice

  • 2 serrano chiles—seeded, membranes removed, and finely chopped

  • 2 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup EVOO

  • 4 baby bok choy, halved, or 2 large bok choy, quartered

  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (6 to 8 oz. each)


Preheat the oven to 400°. In food processor, pulse citrus zests, chiles, and salt until paste forms. Pulse in citrus juices. With machine running, add oil. 

Fold four 15-by-20-inch sheets of parchment paper in half. Draw half of a heart shape along each folded edge. Cut along lines. Open hearts flat on counter. Divide bok choy and bell peppers among hearts; arrange on one side of fold. Drizzle vegetables with 2 tbsp. sauce for each packet; season. Top with fish; season. Drizzle each fillet with 2 tbsp. sauce. Fold paper over. Starting at top of heart, crimp edges in 1-inch sections down toward point of heart; twist point to seal packet. 

Place packets on baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes.