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Fish Parcels - Fish en Papillote

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This is a favourite of mine and it works very well as a quick meal option for all the family. En papillote is a French term which means ‘paper bag cookery’ which denotes the way this fish is cooked in a vacuum of steam. Serving the fish still in its wrapper means that each member of the family gets a full facial as well as their dinner!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 1 - Red Onion
  • 1 - Red Pepper
    or mixed peppers
  • 1 - Seasoning
  • 1 - SuperValu Carrot
  • 150 g SuperValu Cod Fillets
  • 1 - SuperValu Fresh Parsley Flat Leaf
    or Oregano
  • 1 - SuperValu Green Beans
  • 1 - SuperValu Lemon

Method

  1. Cut some sheets of parchment paper. They will need to be A4 size.
  2. Thinly slice all of the vegetables into even pieces and mix together in a bowl.
  3. Neatly arrange the vegetables on top of the parchment.
  4. Gently place the piece of fish on top of the vegetable mixture.
  5. Season the fish with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Thinly slice the lemon and place a slice of lemon on top of each and place a piece of parsley on top of that. A little butter is nice here also if you wish.
  7. Fold the parchment paper over from each side and twist either end, much like a Christmas cracker making sure that all the fish is covered and sealed in.
  8. Bake at 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5 for 20 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately in the little paper parcel.

 

Additional Notes:

  • It is important to cut the vegetables quite thin as the fish will cook quite quickly so make sure that your vegetables are not too al dente.
  • Any vegetable combination can be used

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