How to Bake Fish in Parchment Paper (En Papillote)

This recipe was inspired by a meal I had at a local restaurant. It's delicious, easy and actually fun to make!

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How to Bake Fish in Parchment Paper (En Papillote) Recipe
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Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

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Cut a piece of parchment paper that will be large enough to wrap your fish in and lay out on a cookie sheet.

Cut a piece of parchment paper that will be large enough to wrap your fish in and lay out on a cookie sheet.

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3
Slice lemons and remove the seeds. Oops, I left one!

Slice lemons and remove the seeds. Oops, I left one!

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Lay a line of lemons on the parchment paper that are as long as the fish you are using.

Lay a line of lemons on the parchment paper that are as long as the fish you are using.

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Slice up the garlic like this.

Slice up the garlic like this.

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Lay the garlic on top of the lemons as well as sprigs of parsley or cilantro. You can also use dill, sage or any herb that you like.

Lay the garlic on top of the lemons as well as sprigs of parsley or cilantro. You can also use dill, sage or any herb that you like.

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Throw down a couple green onions and then sprinkle on some olive oil.

Throw down a couple green onions and then sprinkle on some olive oil.

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Take your fish fillets - here I'm using catfish which is a personal favorite - and cover with a light coat of olive oil. Go ahead, use your fingers to spread it around. On both sides.

Take your fish fillets - here I'm using catfish which is a personal favorite - and cover with a light coat of olive oil. Go ahead, use your fingers to spread it around. On both sides.

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Lay the fish on top of all your goodies!

Lay the fish on top of all your goodies!

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Add salt, freshly ground pepper and more garlic.

Add salt, freshly ground pepper and more garlic.

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Lots of capers too!

Lots of capers too!

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And another layer of lemons.

And another layer of lemons.

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Fold the paper over, fold in the ends and carefully flip it over so the folds are held closed on the bottom.

Fold the paper over, fold in the ends and carefully flip it over so the folds are held closed on the bottom.

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Like this!

Like this!

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I made two because I'm having a friend over for dinner. Put these into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.

I made two because I'm having a friend over for dinner. Put these into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.

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Remove from the oven and serve! Rip open the paper and enjoy! The fish is moist and juicy, bathed in flavors and textures. It's healthy too!

Remove from the oven and serve! Rip open the paper and enjoy! The fish is moist and juicy, bathed in flavors and textures. It's healthy too!

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By the way, there are dozens of ingredients you can throw in with your fish. Make the recipe your own by using  your favorite vegetables, herbs and citrus.

By the way, there are dozens of ingredients you can throw in with your fish. Make the recipe your own by using your favorite vegetables, herbs and citrus.

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Experiment. Change it up each time you make it. Let each family members make their own to include their favorite ingredients. Enjoy!

Experiment. Change it up each time you make it. Let each family members make their own to include their favorite ingredients. Enjoy!

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