fish fillets (salmon, shark, any white
fish, mackerel etc.)
medium zucchini or carrot (optional)
butter or olive oil
herbs, fresh or dried (try oregano, dill,
rosemary, parsley, thyme)
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350oF
Lay four 12-inch squares of aluminum
foil or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Place a fillet of fish on each square,
dot with butter or drizzle with olive oil, and add a few sprigs or
sprinkles of herbs, as desired.
Slice the lemon thinly and distribute
the rings among the packets.
Season well with salt and pepper.
If using zucchini or other vegetables,
grate them in a food processor and distribute them among the
Fold the packages in half and twist
the edges together to seal.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the
packages are puffed up with steam.
Serve individual packets on each plate
and tear them open with forks.
"En papillote" is the French term for food
cooked in little parchment paper or foil packages. Although parchment
paper makes a lovely looking package, aluminum foil makes a tighter and
more reliable seal for busy cooks.