Monday, December 28, 2009

Fish En Papillote

This is an incredible way of cooking. En Papillote means cooking in an envelope. This is a self saucing recipe as all the juices run out and collect. Its creative and nutritious.

You will need:
Fillets of any skinless firm fleshed fish. Salmon, Seer Fish, King Fish, Tuna are good choices. You can also do this with prawns or lobsters.
Vegetables like zucchini, bok choy, spring onions, thinly sliced carrots, bell peppers- red, yellow.
Garlic, a clove each for fillets
Lemon Juice and lemon zest OR Orange Juice and orange zest
Parsley, salt, pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
Olive Oil

Take some parchment paper or aluminium foil. Place the fillet in the center. Grate a clove of garlic on it. Place slices of veggies on top. sprinkle salt, pepper,and parsley. Grate some lemon zest and sqeeze a tsp of juice over. Alternatively grate orange zest and sqeeze 2 tbsps of juice. Pour 4 tbsp of white wine out on each filet.
Pour out about 2 tsp of olive oil all over the fish and veggies.
Fold over the foil from each side making an envelope. Seal edges to prevent steam from escaping.

Bake at 170 degrees for about 15 minutes for an inch thick fillet. Serve the parcels placed on a plate and the guest open their own parcels. Enjoy this healthy, different, delicious dinner with some herbed rice or bread.

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