Quick & Easy Dinner: Fish & Shrimp in Parchment Paper!
I cooked both fish and shrimp because one of my girls doesn’t like fish…yet; we like to say she hasn’t developed the taste for it!
A fish cooked “en papillote” is wrapped in parchment paper, and baked in the oven so it gently steams in its own juices. You can add a variety of aromatics, such as herbs, onions, and other vegetables to the parchment package to flavor the fish.
If you want to add something that needs longer to cook, then partially cook it beforehand as I will note below. On the side we had baby roasted potatoes with sea salt and broccolini with lemon, sea salt and a touch of olive oil.
Happy cooking and eating!
3 fish fillets (~1 lb light, white, fish fllets such as tilapia, paiche, or halibut)
½ lb peeled & deveined shrimp
1 lb cherry tomatoes
4 ounces haricot verts
2 lemons, sliced into ½ – ¾ inch slices
¼ cup white wine
In the meantime, slice the lemons and tear the parchment paper into pieces about as long as a baking sheet. Place 3 slices of lemon on each paper. Add your seafood (we had 3 with fish and one with shrimp) and top with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of grill seasoning.
Remove the beans and tomatoes from the oven; transfer to a bowl and add ¼ cup dry white wine. Evenly add a few spoonfuls of tomatoes and beans to each package.
To seal, fold over the long sides of the parchment on top together twice and crease, then roll the short sides up like a rolling up blanket to form a pouch. Roast in the oven for about 12-14 minutes, until fish and shrimp are opaque.
Serve a package to each person, open and eat! In a short amount of time, the seafood and vegetables are gently cooked in a manner that is good for you and delicious.
The whole family had fun preparing this meal and eating it too. I used tomatoes and green beans to make the packages colorful and the lemon added amazing acidity and flavor. Enjoy!