Fish En Papillote

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Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.


 

Any tender and soft fish is great to prepare this way but we are specially fond of red mullet and prepare it quite often.

 

Parchment paper keeps the moist and combine all the flavours of fish, grains, vegetables and herbs so once you unwrap these little parchment packets you enjoy perfect summer recipe.

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

 

Fish soup  with red mullet is also excellent and very budget friendly. I buy fresh fish whenever possible and cook the same day but, if any left, I clean and pack the rest and store in freezer to have for busy days.

When preparing  fish for red mullet en papillote I separated eight fishes, six inches long for four servings. It is because this dish is perfect to take to office the other day.

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

 

Fish gently steams in it’s own juice, on quinoa and white beans with sliced cherry tomatoes and lemon slices, zucchini noodles and some chopped fresh parsley, chive and oregano for healthy and easy baked fish.

Crumbled Feta cheese on the top with drizzle of olive oil is an excellent option too.

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

 

You just break Feta into small pieces ( granules ) with your hands!

Below please see how I folded four peaces of parchment paper to make our papillote recipe:

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

 

Everybody enjoys these little wraps with red mullet. Just make sure to take the fish bones away for children to enjoy their healthy meal.

Luckily, this type of fish is easy to clean and take the bones away!

 

It gives proteins and vegetables without any fat. No butter just some olive oil !

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

 

For more flavor, you may add some olives or any other vegetables you prefer.

What is the en papillote method of cooking fish?

Fish cooked en papillote (which is French for “in paper”) means to bake fish or vegetables inside of a pouch made of folded parchment paper.

What paper is used for papillote?

Simple parchment paper. As simple as that! 🙂

 

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Fish En Papillote

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Fish En Papillote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • cup quinoa, precooked
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Chopped parsley leaves, chive and oregano to taste
  • 1 cup white beans, precooked
  • 1 2/3 cup zucchini noodles
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 red mullets, cleaned, approx. 6 inches long
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 lemon slices
  • Crumbled Feta cheese to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa with finely chopped herbs and white beans in medium sized bowl. Leave aside.

  2. Tear off four pieces of baking paper, each 20 inches long and fold to have double layer wraps, approx. 10 inches wide. Lay aside.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200 C /392 F.

  4. Prepare sheet pan to place the packets, once folded.

  5. Start assembling the packets: place one folded sheet of baking paper on flat working surface.

  6. Lay ¼ of quinoa mix in paper center. Cover with ¼ of zucchini noodles and tomatoes.

  7. Place two red mullets on the top, sprinkle with salt, ground black pepper, Feta cheese and olive oil. Top with lemon slice.

  8. Fold the paper to form packets: lift the sides and fold, using your fingers. Roll the paper from left to the right side. Be sure to close the sides as well. I used little wooden clips to prevent the packets from opening while in the oven.

  9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 to get four packets.

  10. Place the packets on a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes.

  11. Serve immediately.

 

Fish ( Red Mullet ) En Papillote aka Triglia Rossa al Cartoccio is fish cooked in parchment paper in the oven for amazing summer main dishes.

 

 

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