September 24, 2013
http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/fish-in-parchment-paper Here’s another one! I believe in the link between brilliance and simplicity- plus I’ll be so happy if it’s a hit with the future household huzzah The method is calleden papillote in French, and translates to “in parchment paper.”
First, prep ingredients all ingredients that you want to put into the packet.
In terms of ingredients and combinations, here are a few things to keep in mind: 1. Only one fish portion per package — think about 6 ounces. Any kind of fish will work, but use skinless fillets if you can, because the fish skin will get soggy when steamed. 2. On top of the fish, you can pile herbs, vegetables, citrus, garlic, and of course butter never hurts. Just don’t put anything inside your parcel that won’t cook in 15 minutes. If you insist on doing so (like, say, you REALLY love potatoes), cook them almost all the way through BEFOREHAND, then finish them in the parchment with your fish. And use common sense — if you want to include carrots, they should be cut into matchsticks so they cook very quickly. 3. After that, you’ll need a couple spoonfuls of some kind of liquid to steam the fish. You can use water, but using wine, soy sauce, citrus juice, or something else with a strong flavor will make your fish especially delicious. 4. Never underestimate the power of salt and pepper. 5. Oil or whatever liquid should go in last, so that it doesn’t have time to run all over the place.
Next, fold a piece of parchment paper in half and cut it in the shape of a heart. Make sure it’s large enough to hold all ingredients:
I guess the heart shape isn’t 100% necessary, but it will make each parcel easier to seal. You’ll see. Curry puff!
Put parcels on a baking sheet and cook in a 425°F for about 15 minutes:
A 6-ounce fillet will take about 15 minutes to cook through, but you can’t test doneness because you don’t want to open the parchment during cooking. When in doubt, leave the fish in for a few extra minutes; all the moisture in the steaming parcel will keep it from overcooking and drying out.
Serve the fish as is, right in the parchment:
Yay! Sounds pretty doable, even for someone like me. I’m looking forward to the day I have my own kitchen and I can try out yummy meals like these! P/S the link above has recipes at the end.