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Fish en Papillote

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You can make this super quick and easy main dish recipe with any mild fish fillet; I like orange roughy, tilapia, or cod.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded carrot
  • 4 (6 ounce) mild white fish fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut four large rectangles of parchment paper and fold in half; unfold.

In small skillet, heat butter over medium heat and add garlic and carrot. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until carrot is crisp-tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Divide carrot mixture among parchment paper. Place fish on top of the carrots and top with salt and pepper, lemon slices, thyme, and olive oil. Fold top half of parchment paper over fish and crimp to seal; place on two baking sheets.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-16 minutes, switching baking sheets halfway through cooking time, until fish flakes easily when tested with fork. Serve immediately.

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 4 out of 5
Better lemon juice, Member mcpeon

I believe is better don't add the lemon slices, only some drops of juice, because the zest of the lemon add a bitter flavor

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