Mahi Mahi En Papillote
If you’re looking for a delicious and oh so healthy fish recipe… I got it here for ya! En Papillote is just a fancy French way of saying… cooking in paper. The fish steams inside the paper and the aromatics (veggies) impart wonderful flavor. Most grocery stores carry parchment paper by the tin foil and ziploc bags.
Mahi Mahi En Papillote Recipe
2 pieces of Mahi Mahi filet
1 shallot, minced
1 small zucchini, sliced into long, thin pieces
1/4 red pepper, sliced very thin
1/2 tomato, seeded and sliced very thin
6 calamata olives, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano. chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375 and place rack in center of oven.
2. Sprinkle both sides of fish with salt and pepper. Cut lemon in half, and then cut one of the halves into 6 very thin slices.
3. Cut two pieces of parchment paper, around 12 inches, square. Fold the parchment in half, and cut into a half of a heart, like a valentine from elementary school.
4. Open and place the two pieces of parchment next to each other and divide the zucchini between the two, placing it only on the right half of the heart. Sprinkle a little of the shallot over the zucchini, and top with the fish filets. Place three slices of lemon on each piece of fish, and then arrange the reminder of the vegetables on top. Sprinkle with the chopped herbs and then salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, and squeeze lemon juice on top.
5. Fold the heart in half again, and starting at the top, fold the paper over itself. Make sure you crease it well, or it tends to open when filled with steam. Continue folding around the entire package, until you come to the point, and fold that under.
6. Place on a sheet pan and bake for about 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
Note: You can also use tin foil, but parchment works much better.
Note #2: You can use any type of vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, leeks, fennel, capers, garlic, mushrooms… etc…
Makes 2 Servings