Makes 2 servings
1/4 cup raw almonds
2 garlic cloves
½ inch fresh ginger, peeled
¼ cup roughly chopped fresh herbs (cilantro, mint, parsley or chives)
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil at room temperature (not melted)
1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
Zest of 1 lemon
1 lemon, cut into quarters
1/2 pound haricot vert or French green beans
Two 6-ounce skin-on salmon fillets
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a small food processor, pulse the almonds, garlic, ginger and herbs until finely ground. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and stir in the coconut oil, tamari and lemon zest.
- Arrange two pieces of parchment paper, about the length of a baking sheet, on a clean work surface. Fold each piece of paper in half, lengthwise. Making each packet one at a time, divide the haricot vert or green beans between the packets and arrange on half of the parchment paper (positioned towards the fold). Top with the salmon fillet. Season the beans with salt and add the juice from one lemon quarter to each. Smear half of the almond-coconut oil mixture on top of the salmon. Fold the top half of the paper over the salmon and fold the edges, origami-style, until the packet is sealed. It will look kind of like a half heart. Don’t worry if it comes unraveled slightly, so long as you’ve made clean creases and no air can get out.
- Arrange the packets on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 12 minutes for medium rare.
- Serve the salmon directly from the packets with the remaining lemon wedges on the side.