Cod en Papillote
with Tomatoes, Dill, and Orange
Cooking en papillote is a quick way to have a healthy dinner ready in minutes. Because you seal the fish and seasonings tightly in a foil package, all of their juices and flavor are trapped inside. We've made it even easier by forming one large package with four servings, rather than sealing four individual ones.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 thick cod or other fish fillets, such as halibut, salmon, or haddock, about 1 inch thick (4 to 5 ounces each)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped, or another fresh herb
- 2 ripe plum tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut into strips
- 2 strips orange zest, cut into fine shreds
- Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a baking sheet, with a long side facing you. Drizzle 1-1/2 teaspoons of the oil over the long half of the foil closest to you. Place the fish on the oil-covered part of the foil, and turn each piece over to coat it with oil. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper.
- Scatter most of the dill over the fish, dividing it evenly. Sprinkle with the orange zest strips, the tomato strips, and the remaining dill. Drizzle with a little more olive oil. Fold the long edge of aluminum foil over the fish, enclosing the fillets. Fold up the sides tightly and double-fold the long end near you to seal the package well.
- Bake the fish for 15 minutes (11 or 12 minutes if the fillets are only 3/4 inch thick). Immediately cut through the foil and transfer each portion to a serving plate with a large spatula. Spoon any juices over and serve hot.
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Recipe from LIGHTER QUICKER, BETTER
by Richard Sax and Marie Simmons
(William Morrow & Co.;
This Archived Page created between 1994 and 2001. Modified August 2007