En papillote is French for “in parchment” and is a method of cooking where the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and then baked. Perfect for fish recipes!

This quick fish recipe is low in calories but high in taste! The perfet dinner for those who are trying to be good but still want a treat, try this healthy cod recipe for the whole family.

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Serves 4

Total time 20 minutes

What you need:
400g new potatoes, sliced in half
4 thick cut cod steaks (about 120g each)
100g fresh spinach
1 red pepper, sliced
10g fresh parsley
4 slices of lemon
100ml white wine
20g butter
Parchment paper

 

What you need to do:

By Oven:

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180*c / gas 4.
  • Cut 4 large rectangular pieces of non-stick parchment paper, roughly 30cm x 25cm.
  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potatoes for about 8 minutes, drain.
  • Take a piece of the parchment and fold in half. Divide the potatoes, pepper and spinach between the parchment paper on one half. Place a cod steak on top then place a slice of lemon on the fish. Season with salt and milled pepper and scatter over the parsley.
  • Drizzle over the wine and add a dot of butter. Wet the edges of the parchment with water and then seal all the ingredients in a bit like making a Cornish pasty.
  • Place the parcels onto a baking sheet and cook for about 15-20 minutes depending on how thick your cod is. Place the en papillote on serving plates so you open at the table.

By Microwave:

  • Cut 4 large rectangular pieces of non-stick parchment paper, roughly 30cm x 25cm.
  • Cook the potatoes in 100ml of water in the microwave for about 8 minutes, drain.
  • Take a piece of the parchment and fold in half. Divide the potatoes, pepper and spinach between the parchment paper on one half. Place a cod steak on top then place a slice of lemon on the fish. Season with salt and milled pepper and scatter over the parsley.
  • Drizzle over the wine and add a dot of butter. Wet the edges of the parchment with water and then seal all the ingredients in a bit like making a Cornish pasty.
  • Place the en papilotte into the microwave 2 at a time and cook for 10-15 minutes.

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