Want a gourmet meal in under 30 minutes? This AIP Fish en Papillote recipe is too easy – the parchment paper bundle practically does the work for you. It’s AIP, paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, Whole30 and just plain delicious.
The first time I had Fish en Papillote was at a small and elegant French restaurant in Toronto. I remember the intrigue I felt as the server cut the parchment package open for me, releasing the fragrant steam of this beautiful meal. It was incredible, and at the time I thought, way too fancy for this home-cook.
Since then, I’ve made this AIP dinner several times. It’s truly one of those impressive meals that seems full of technique and complication when in reality, it involves throwing a few ingredients into a parchment paper bundle and letting them do the work for you. Because the fish and other ingredients are essentially steaming, it’s also quite a healthy mode of cooking and does a great job of sealing in the nutrients.
Make your AIP Fish en Papillote
To begin your process, you will want to get two pieces of parchment paper. Cut the parchment pieces into squares and then fold each in half to cut out a half heart shape. Lay each parchment heart on a baking sheet and place sliced zucchini and 2-3 slices of lemon into the centre of each. Next, lay a filet of fish on top each parchment.
Top each filet with 2-3 more lemon slices, cilantro, parsley, green onion, thyme and a splash of olive oil. You can also get as creative as you want here. I’ve also made this recipe using fresh fennel, asparagus, capers – the choices are endless.
Fold over the edges of the parchment. Working from one end, begin tightly folding the open edge of the paper. See tutorial here. Bake for 12 minutes and enjoy warm.
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