Want flavorful salmon that you can’t screw up? Cook in a foil packet on the stove, says Milk Street Director of Education Rosemary Gill. You’ll get the amazing, silky texture of steamed fish, along with the deep flavor that comes with searing. It’s the best of both worlds—and best of all, this method is mess-free. Watch Rosie demonstrate how it’s done and explain why it works so well. You CAN cook salmon other ways, but after watching this video, you’ll probably ask, why would you?

See here for a full recipe for Foil-Wrapped Salmon with Fresh Fennel and Herb Salad from our cookbook, COOKish.