I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fish en Papillote (in parchment packets)

Steaming fish in parchment packets means it's always moist and tender. Never dry.

3 Basa (or any white fish) fillets
2 medium carrots, sliced thinly
2 celery stalks, sliced thinly
lemon pepper
1 lemon
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Cut 3 pieces of parchment paper large enough to be able to wrap your fish and veggies up in.  Mine was about 12 X 15"

Zest the lemon and slice. Set aside

Make a layer of carrots and celery on each piece of paper, followed by a layer of lemon slices.
Lay the fish fillets on top of the lemon followed by the lemon zest, salt and lemon pepper. 
Chop some celery leaves and put them on top too. Sprinkle with a bit of dried oregano. Mix olive oil and lemon juice together and drizzle over all.
Here's a shot from the side.  Beauty.
Bring the long sides up together and fold tightly. Bring the edges to a point.
Fold the point down a couple of times, then tuck under the packet and place on a baking sheet. You don't want any moisture to escape.
Bake in a 400 F oven for 20 minutes 
Unwrap one and make sure that you can easily flake it with a fork like this.
Depending on the thickness you might need to cook it a little more. Simply re-wrap and bake a few minutes longer.
En papillote can be served on the plate as is.  I prefer to lift the veggies and fish out of the paper and onto the plate.
Juicy and lemony.....yum!

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