Steamed fish-in-a-bag recipe! Healthy and easy to make!

  • kittar

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    Jun 03, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    This steamed fish recipe is something I picked up and modified from watching an episode of Rachael Ray. It's quick, versatile, fun-to-make, and uses very little ingredients that make you feel bad icon_wink.gif


    You will need:

    1 sheet of parchment paper (approx 1' by 2')
    1 fish fillet (I love using a halibut steak but tilapia is good too)
    *1 pawful of julienned carrot
    *1 pawful of thinly sliced onion
    *1 pawful of zucchini, cut into thin circles or wedges
    *1 pawful of yellow squash, cut into thin circles or wedges
    ~3 long sprigs of fresh dill
    ground black pepper
    lemon juice, to taste
    a splash of extra virgin olive oil
    a splash of cheap, dry white wine
    capers (optional)

    *(Vegetable-to-fish volume ratio should probably not be more than 2:1 total)


    Defrost fish fillet, if frozen. Preheat oven to ~350F. Place vegetables in middle of parchment paper on counter. place one sprig of dill on top of vegetables, and spritz with lemon juice. Lie fillet on top of vegetables, and dust with black pepper to taste. Place 2 more sprigs of dill on top of fillet. Spritz with lemon, splash with olive oil and wine. Add a few capers if desired. Fold long edges of parchment paper toward each other to create "tent" over fish, and roll down to crimp and seal. Take each remaining open edge and roll toward fish to crimp and seal. **Make sure parchment bag is completely sealed to ensure proper steaming! Place on aluminum foil or cookie sheet, and place in oven for ~25 minutes or until vegetables are tender and fish is well-cooked. Serve with quinoa or wild rice (soaks up all the good juices and AMAZING flavor!)



    This recipe can be varied by subbing such ingredients as cajun spices, lime, any other herb, and other types of fish. Get fun with it and enjoy!
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    Jun 03, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Foil also works well - I've tried and liked this one:
    http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fish-recipes/fish-in-a-bag
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    No, you cannot substitute using an old plastic bread bag!
  • kittar

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    Jun 03, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidNo, you cannot substitute using an old plastic bread bag!


    Agreed. This recipe is meant to be healthy, not carcinogenic icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    kittar said
    turbobilly saidNo, you cannot substitute using an old plastic bread bag!


    Agreed. This recipe is meant to be healthy, not carcinogenic icon_lol.gif


    Guys, you know.....icon_rolleyes.gificon_razz.gif
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    Jun 03, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    I would agree with that. Do NOT use plastic!
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    Jun 04, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    Tin foil's fine though.

    You can whack any old veg in this parcel.
    I like mine with lots of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, chilli and honey.
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    Jun 06, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    I used to make this. I guess it wasn't that tasty because I've stopped making this. I would rather blacken or sear fish or bbq. I used to add artichoke hearts to the bag but I got sick one time from old spoil ones.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 26, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    You can also do this with a chicken breast (bone on). Just remove the paper after cooking and run under a broiler for a minute or two. One other modification you can do with the chicken, cook it for like 90 minutes a low temp, 250 and then broil but remember to remove the paper first! Leaves the chicken incredibly juicy. I use lots of garlic and thyme, salt and pepper. A thin slice of lemon is good, too, but anything you have on top of the chicken needs to be brushed off before broiling.

    (The french term for this is "en papiotte." Means "in paper." It is really good.