Fish En Papillote
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
Fish en papillote, or fish in paper, is an excellent way to take much of the trouble and mess out of cooking fish. It is healthy, flavorful, and festive.
  • 5-6 oz fish (like salmon, cod, grouper or other white fish)
  • Lemon Slices (about 4 sliced very thin)
  • Julianne vegetables (up to 2 cups of onions, carrots, broccoli, red peppers, zucchini) optional
  • ½ tbs butter (to smear at the bottom of the paper)
  • salt and peper to taste
  • Fish rub, herbs, or other spice blend (optional)
  • ½ tbs olive oil (enough to coat vegetables)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Cut a large piece of parchment paper, fold in half, and make a "heart shape"
  3. Butter one half of the paper and place fish in the middle of the half, near the fold. Salt and pepper fish (or use rub/herb blend)
  4. Place any veggies in a bowl (make sure the size is uniform and small). Salt and pepper and coat with a small amount of olive oil (just enough to make "shiny")
  5. Place veggies on top of fish and top with lemon slices)
  6. Close the paper "heart" by brining the top to the bottom and sealing with small, continuous folds, starting at the round end
  7. Finish closing the packet by twisting the pointed end of the heart and tucking underneath
  8. Place the packet on a baking sheet and cook 10-15 minutes (low end for "thin" fish, up to 15 minutes for thick cuts)
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