Fish En Papillote

Fish En Papillote. Don’t you feel fancy just saying it? Despite what its elegant name might suggest, this method of baking fish in parchment paper packets is one of the easiest, most foolproof methods to cook fish.

Fish baked inside a parchment paper pouch with vegetables and lemon

This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes

If you are a seasoned cook or a newbie, if you bake fish regularly or if cooking fish scares the pants off of you, or (and this is key) if you think you don’t generally like fish, you are going to find something to love about today’s easy cooking method.

Fish cooked en papillote (which is French for “in paper” and is pronounced ahn-pa-pee-yawt) means to bake fish inside of a pouch made of folded parchment paper.

To make it, you lay the fish fillet in the center of a sheet of parchment, along with any vegetables and seasonings you like (this recipe uses a lemon garlic herb butter spread ♥), then fold the paper up and around the fish to form the pouch.

As the fish bakes, it steams in its own juices and the flavorings you’ve added, resulting in incredibly tender, moist, and positively scrumptious fish. It’s similar to the method I use for my favorite baked salmon in foil, and it is perfection. Even if you’ve never cooked fish, you can nail baked fish in parchment.

In addition to its fancy French name, fish en papillote also feels extra special to eat. I love preparing fish this way for guests. Everyone gets his or her own little parchment present, and no matter how old you are, presents are fun.

Plus, since you can assemble the packets hours in advance then hold them in the refrigerator, fish en papillote with vegetables is a great make-ahead dinner for entertaining and busy weeknights. (more…)

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