Cooking with paper?! Try making this healthy fish dish at home!

7 months ago


We’re always looking for a fun, easy (not to mention healthy) way of cooking our food. So, why not try cooking with paper? It can be done! Referred to as “cooking en papillote” it’s a French technique wherein food is cooked inside a piece of folded parchment paper then folded and sealed to hold all the flavors together. Usually used for baking, poaching, or steaming, the end result is flavorful and delightful way of not only presenting your dish but also going healthy with what you eat. For this Italian recipe, the fish is cooked en papillote to maintain the flavors of each ingredient.



(Fish Cooked in Paper)

Makes 4 servings


1.5 kilos Whole fish (seabass or red snapper), cleaned and rinsed

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to season

4 cloves Garlic, peeled and sliced thinly

1 Tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves

5 Tbsps Olive oil

1 Lemon, sliced into wedges

  1. Pat fish dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season the fish inside the cavity and all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Put half of the garlic slices and most of the rosemary into the cavity of the fish.
  3. Place a large sheet of parchment paper on a baking dish and drizzle in the olive oil and a sprinkle the rosemary leaves on top. Place the fish on top of the parchment paper. Sprinkle the remaining garlic slices and rosemary on the topside of the fish. Squeeze some lemon over the fish and leave to lemon on top.
  4. Fold the edges of the parchment paper to wrap the contents completely. Bake the fish in a 350°F preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes. Let fish cool for five minutes before serving. Unwrap the fish and served with the remaining lemon wedges on the side.


Love cooking with fish? Try these other dishes:

Seabass Sto Fourno

Grilled Fish with Olive Oil and Lemon

Moqueca de Peixe


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