Today, I want to share with you a French Cooking Technique which works wonders with fish. It is called “en papillote”, which essentially means wrapping the fish in parchment paper and baking it in the oven. This allows for the flavors to mingle and intensify as the fish cooks in its own steam. The result is light, healthy and flavorful fish. You can do it with any fish, but today I will show you how to do it with Cod using mediterranean flavors (tomatoes, olives and onions). It is extremely easy to do and delicious.
For one person:
|Half a filet of Cod|
|2 Small Grape Tomatoes|
|4 or 5 Black Olives sliced|
|4 or 5 Small Stripes of Yellow Onion|
|A Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
|Salt and Pepper|
All of these ingredients are very easy to find on the US market.
Cooking Technique “en papillote”:
To cook “en papillote” you will need 4 sheets of parchment paper.
Step 1: Put the 4 sheets of parchment paper on top of one another. Like this:
Step 2: Put your fish in the middle of the parchment paper with the tomatoes, olives and onions over it.
Step 3: Wrap the fish in the parchment paper as if you were wrapping a present. You want to make sure it is closed tightly. This is the so called “papillote”. It looks like this:
Step 4: Put the papillote in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 5: Take the papillote out of the oven. Open it and add a drizzle of olive oil along with salt and pepper.