Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Parchment Paper Fish

I love this dinner, fish is filling and doesn't leave you with that bloated feeling that you ate a buffet. A while back I saw Martha Stewart bake a chicken in parchment paper and that gave me the inspiration of using fish instead.

This is a quick meal to throw together. I use frozen fish and since it's thin it thaws as it bakes and keeps the fish moist. The flavors are simple and as usual add your own level of heat or additional herbs as desired.
Parchment Paper Dinner
serves 2
1 potato
2 cups spinach or spring mix
2 individually frozen tilapia fish
Old Bay, divided
red pepper flakes
2 lemons, sliced
salt and pepper
Fold a piece of parchment paper in half then open.

Lay a bed of thinly sliced potatoes about the size of the fish in the center of the parchment paper against the fold.

Sprinkle seasoning on the potatoes.

Spread 1/2 of the spinach onto of the potatoes.

Top with a fish fillet.

Sprinkle additional seasoning on fish.

Top fish with a couple slices of lemon.

Fold parchment paper over fish and begin to crease around the edges to create a packet.

Repeat process with remaining items. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35-45 minutes, or until potato slices seem cooked through.


  1. This sounds absolutely perfect and it looks divine. I bet it tastes incredible!

  2. That's pretty cool. Meat with your veggies, the whole mean in one easy package.

  3. Oh, my! This looks good and I love that you demonstrated how to fold the parchment packets. This is a keeper for sure.