Fish en papillote

en papillote:  in parchment
a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and baked  wikipedia

 

Fish en papillote

 

This is such a great way to to cook fish.
Using parchment paper is simple, basically mess free, and the fish is steamed to perfection!
No messy frying pans, less fishy smell, and
unlike tin foil or frying pans, the fish doesn’t seem to stick to parchment paper.
And if nothing else, it looks pretty.  Yes, even fish can be pretty. 😉

 

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Ingredients

  • Fish fillets or steaks, we love cod (use basically 1 piece of fish per person)
  • lemons
  • salt & pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • cilantro or parsley for garnish
  • lemons for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay your fish out flat onto parchment paper. Make sure your parchment paper is big enough to wrap the fish up like a present.
  3. Generously season with salt & pepper.
  4. Slice your lemon and lay the slices on the fish.
  5. Add butter.
  6. Wrap up the fish.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish. When the fish is opaque all throughout, it is done.
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Tips!

  • The nice thing about this recipe is that you can tailor it to your tastes, but the cooking method remains the same.  We find that we love the simple and fresh taste of fish, simple seasoning & lemon juice.  The flavour of the fish comes through because it’s not overpowered by too much spice, yet the lemon & butter flavours come out just perfectly.  But the flavour possibilites are endless…you could try:
    • Tomatoes, onions & basil
    • Dill, lemon & butter
    • White wine
    • Lemon, garlic & thyme
  • Just as you can tailor your spices, you can use what ever kind of fish that you like.  This method works for all of them:  salmon, cod, halibut, tuna, red snapper…
  • For a special touch, you could wrap up individual pieces of fish for each person you are serving, making their own little package.  Too fun for entertaining!  The possibilities for flavour and presentation are endless!

 

Serve with rice and fresh salsas!  We love fish with my Fresh Tomato & Mango Salsa.  Delish!

 

Fish en papillote

 

Bring out your inner Martha, and en papillote you go!
Have a marvelous day!


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12 Comments

  • Reply Jennifurla January 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM so basic and simple, healthy all around...and very pretty tah-boot.
  • Reply Julia Miller January 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM Love the color the oranges bring into it,
  • Reply Gina Kleinworth January 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM Looks fabulous & those photos are gorgeous!
  • Reply Ali Richardson January 24, 2012 at 1:03 AM These pictures are gorgeous! I'm not much of a fish eater, but my husband would KILL for this!!
  • Reply Shannon Baker January 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM This looks delicious!
  • Reply Renee Living Laughing Loving January 25, 2012 at 9:12 PM This is really interesting! Might have to give this a try... I have just started to cook fish in the last year and was shocked that the kids actually liked it, ha ha!
  • Reply The Southern Product Queen January 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM Yum! This is a great post! I'm having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-s... Thanks for sharing!
  • Reply D+B January 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM Looks so yummy!!! I am your newest follower. I found you on a link party!!! If you would like to check out my blog too. And follow me back. That would be wonderful!! I am kind of new to blogging, but excited to share ideas and recipes. And doing giveaways for Mineral makeup. Oh and what is your secret on getting so many followers???

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  • Reply Kristy Lynn January 28, 2012 at 9:49 PM you sure do make it look pretty!

    I adore the tomato and basil and onions approach. Summer? heck yeah!
  • Reply Beth@A to Z January 31, 2012 at 1:45 AM Gorgeous pics and it looks so simple and delish!
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