Parchment Paper Salmon with Fresh Tea Leaves
Baking in paper retains all the delicate flavour of wonderfully fresh tea leaves, plucked straight from the bush. To grow your own supply of fresh tea leaves at home, shop online now for your own baby Camellia sinensis.
Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas 4.
Place a single salmon fillet inside a large square of baking paper (twist the ends together to form a sort of bowl shape). Top with the chopped tomatoes and a few of the fresh tea leaves. Season each fillet with a sprinkling of Cornish seasalt and grind of black pepper. Add a splash of dry white wine and a small knob of butter to each parcel, before folding the top edges over to seal them.
Bake the parcels on a metal tray for 20 minutes until they are puffed up and steamy. The salmon will be delicately flavoured, and deliciously tender.
Serve with a simple green salad. The fragrance and dainty qualities of the fresh tea leaves will be irresistable!
4 fresh salmon fillets (sustainably sourced, of course!)
45g fresh tea leaves & buds (you can buy baby tea plants from our online shop)
1 medium tomato, seeds removed and diced
Dry white wine
A little butter
Freshly ground black pepper