Fish En Papillote

Julie Prior


Use rockfish,striped bass, halibut or snapper.

180 cal, 5g carbs, 34g protein, 3g fat, 2g fiber, 60 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min


  • 4
    thick skinless fish fillets, 6 oz ea
  • 1 c
    shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 c
    fennel, thinly sliced plus some of the fronds
  • 1
    shallot, large, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or olive oil

How to Make Fish En Papillote


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Measure (4) 24 in long sheets of parchment. Fold each sheet in half and starting from the folded side, cut a large half heart shape. (See step-by-step photos at en papillote)
  2. Open heart on a work surface. Place one-quarter of the fennel a few inches from the center crease of the heart. Scatter one-quarter of the shallots over it. Place a fish fillet on top, parallel to the crease and season with salt and pepper. Scatter one-quarter of the mushrooms and fennel fronds over top, and, if desired, top with a pat of butter (you'll need a total of 4 tsps.) or a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Fold the paper over to enclose the fish and vegetables, and begin folding edges over: Make short folds, beginning at the deep center of the heart and working your way to the point of the heart. Each fold should overlap the previous fold; the folds will get gradually longer as you work your way around. After you fold the last pleat under, use a metal paper clip to secure it; you can also place a paper clip on the first fold to ensure a tight seal.
  4. Refrigerate the packets; repeating with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Place the packets on a baking sheet; bake for 15-18 mins or until the packets are puffy.

Printable Recipe Card

About Fish En Papillote

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Healthy

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