This is actually from a French inspired dish, fish en papillote, but I didn’t want to get all fancy –
it’s basically fish baked in parchment or foil with flavorings and vegetables. It’s very easy and
good, and kind of impressive when people open their individual packets of steamy
deliciousness. For four, you’ll need:
1 thinly sliced onion
2 carrots or 1 small red bell pepper sliced into thin strips (julienne)
1 pound thin green beans, trimmed and sliced on the diagonal into thirds
4 6 oz. fish fillets – almost any kind will work
½ C. dry white wine
Olive oil for drizzling
Salt, pepper, and chopped parsley and/or tarragon to taste
Layer the ingredients in the order listed – vegetables (you can really use almost any kind as long
as they cook in the same time as the fish), fish, wine, oil, seasonings, and place on some
parchment paper or foil big enough to hold them all without leaking when folded in half. Crimp
the edges so you won’t have any mishaps, then place the packets on a sheet pan in a 375
degree oven till the fish is done and the vegetables are soft. This will take about 15 minutes
depending on the thickness of your fish. You don’t need to serve this with much else except
maybe a starch of some kind, and remember to warn people about the steam when they open
their packages! Bask in your piscatorial success – you are an awesome cook.


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