I wish I could say that this was an attempt at healthier eating in 2018. It wasn’t though. I actually made this when I picked up some salmon at Aldi at a killer price right before Christmas and it was kind of a special treat.
So January has rolled around and so has my annual attempt to eat healthy. Are you with me? At least for a while, anyway? Besides, this Salmon en Papillote is so lovely, you won’t even care whether its healthy or not.
If you live in the Midwest, you’re probably familiar with Hy-Vee chain of grocery stores. They have an absolutely marvelous meat counter with all kinds of grab & cook options. My folks love their burgers along with quite a few of the options there. Me? I’m all about the Salmon Burgers. The only problem for cheap lil’ ol’ me? The price. And it’s not that the prices are outlandish, it’s just that they are a lot more than homemade options.
Way back in the day when my parents threw the occasional party, this little spread would be made. I still remember the sweet little silver plated bowl Mom put this in. It was one of our dog’s trophies. Yep. There was a little engraving on the bottom!
Salmon Cheesecake? Really? Reactions of those who’ve never considered a savory cheesecake tend to vary until someone tries this creamy, smoky spread. You may have to get over the name, but you’ll never get over your first taste…I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve been asked for it.