When I asked you what you’d like to see more of, many of you asked for more easy weeknight dinners! Here’s a good one: delicious Mediterranean-style fish in parchment. If you’ve never tried the French Fish en Papillote, what are you waiting for?! The parchment ensures a super moist, tender, and even cooking of the fish. I used arctic char but know that salmon might be more readily available for you so use what you have! Bonus points: clean-up is a breeze with this recipe! Enjoy this delicious lemon-y, herby quick recipe this week and let me know how it turns out for you!
Mediterranean- Style Arctic Char in Parchment
- 1 large handful parsley minced
- 1 tbsp dill minced
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 whole lemon juiced
- Salt and pepper
- 2 5 oz pieces arctic char
- Tools: parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Mix the parsley, dill, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and lemon in a small bowl.
- Cut two long pieces of parchment that, when folded in half can easily fit the size of your fish filet inside. Fold each piece in half.
- Unfold one piece of parchment and place your fish filet about 1 inch to the right of the fold. Season with salt and pepper. Using a spoon or basting brush, cover the fish in the prepared herb mixture generously. Prepare the second fish filet on another piece of parchment and use the remaining herb mixture to top both.
- Fold the parchment paper loosely over the fish. Starting at the bottom, make 1/2” folds over one another, tightly crimping around the parchment until a half moon shape is formed. Be sure the final crimp is tightly tucked under to seal off the fish.
- Place on a baking dish and bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish). The parchment will slightly brown and puff up.
- To serve, you can give each family member or guest their own knife to put open their packets! From my experience as a personal chef, kids love this meal and fun activity! Enjoy.