View Full Version : Fish en Papillote

01-21-2009, 09:02 PM
Or fish steamed in parchment paper. Really good stuff, steamed veggies and fluffy fish! I used Tilapia and added some extra stuff! But I started with this rec ipe. I substituted truffle oil instead of white wine and seasoned the fish with Emerils essence, added portobello mushrooms and snow peas. I also brushed the parchment paper with evoo.

1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1 cup vertically sliced red onion
3/4 cup (2-inch) julienne-cut celery
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chervil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 (6-ounce) white sea bass fillets
2 teaspoons butter, divided
1/4 cup dry white wine, divided

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine first 6 ingredients, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.

Sprinkle fish evenly with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cut 2 (15-inch) squares of parchment paper. Fold each square in half, and open each. Place half of vegetable mixture near each fold. Top each serving with 1 fillet, 1 teaspoon butter, and 2 tablespoons wine. Fold paper; seal the edges with narrow folds. Place packets on a jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until parchment is puffy. Place on plates, and cut open. Serve immediately

Get it all ready




Folding wasn't good enuf for me, I used staples too!


Careful when you open them, steam!


01-21-2009, 11:16 PM
I do that from time to time and it is very good. Your pics are amazing as always.

01-22-2009, 12:35 AM
Interesting, I will try this recipe using salmons :cool:

So far I can only make fast and quick garlic salmons:
(Below is the recipe in exchange for the en papillote recipe :))

salmon fillet, salt and pepper,garlic, fresh dill (chopped), lemons, green onions (chopped)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray two large pieces of aluminum foil with cooking spray.
Place salmon fillet on top of one piece of foil. Sprinkle salmon with salt, pepper, garlic and chopped dill.
Arrange lemon slices on top of fillet and place a sprig of dill on top of each lemon slice. Sprinkle fillet with chopped green onions.
Cover salmon with second piece of foil and pinch together foil to tightly seal. Place on a baking sheet or in a large baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until salmon flakes easily.

If anyone makes it let me know how the taste turns out to be. :p