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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.4
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.0 mg
  • Sodium: 103.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 23.4 g

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Easy Steamed Fish Packets

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Easy Steamed Fish Packets

Introduction

Cooking fish or chicken in parchment-paper packets keeps the dish moist and tender, with no added fat. Plus, it's done in minutes! Cooking fish or chicken in parchment-paper packets keeps the dish moist and tender, with no added fat. Plus, it's done in minutes!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 leeks, thinly sliced
    2 red or yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
    1 cup thinly sliced button mushrooms
    1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or 1 tsp dried
    1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
    1 pound sole fillets (or another white-fleshed fish), cut into 4-ounce portions
    2 lemons, zested and cut in half

Tips

The protein stays moist without any added fat, and the herbs and fish lend flavor to the vegetables. Be sure to slice your vegetables thinly to ensure even cooking. We used peppers, mushrooms, and leeks here; but you can choose your favorite vegetables. Thinly sliced peppers, asparagus, carrots, celery, onions, zucchini, and green beans are all good choices. Switch up the herbs and spices, too: garlic, basil, or oregano will all work well.
The best thing about this recipe: because everything is cooked in the parchment, cleanup is a breeze!


Directions

1. Preheat the grill or oven to 450 F. In a small bowl,
mix together the leeks, bell pepper, and mushrooms.
In another small bowl, mix together the
parsley and thyme.
2. Fold four sheets of 15" x 15" parchment paper
in half. Coat one half with nonstick cooking
spray and place on a baking sheet, uncoated
side down (if you have a griddle that fits across
two burners, you can use that in place of the
baking sheet). In the center of the sprayed side
of each piece of parchment, place 1 fish fillet,
one-quarter of the vegetables, lemon zest, and
herbs. Juice 1 lemon half over each mixture.
Fold over the left side of the parchment. Crimp
the edges to form a packet.
3. Place the baking sheet across two burners
on the stovetop and set to medium heat.
Once the liquid inside each packet starts to
bubble, transfer the pan to the oven. Bake for
8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of
the fish. A general rule of thumb is 10 minutes
per inch of thickness.





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Incredible!
    35 of 35 people found this review helpful
    My new favorite fish recipe! I used tilapia, a sliced red pepper, corn salsa, carmelized onions, oregano, lemon zest & juice, and fresh parsley. The veggies were cooked perfectly and the fish was moist and tasty. Husband also loves it - will definitely make again :) - 1/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    30 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I used foil and will include this as one of my go-to recipes! Thanks, Chef Meg! - 1/19/10

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  • 21 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Just FYI - I found my parchment paper in the "party and wedding" section at Walmart, NOT in the food section. I had to look high and low for it, but I found it. Like I said it was with all the wedding/party decorations and baking stuff. - 5/25/10

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  • Very Good
    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Delicious but.....

    I recommend that anyone making this dish first view the recipe video linked at the top of this page. The video makes the written instructions understandable. Also, it looked like she used just one sheet of paper in the video instead of 4 individual ones - more sensible I think. - 7/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe and I love parchment paper! It was so easy to cook and so easy to clean up afterwards. Made with cod, baby bella mushrooms, carmelized onion, red pepper, dill, lemon, and pepper. Awesome! - 3/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    nummy, nummy, yummy! Thank you Chef Meg for this wonderful dish! I'm eating it now. I used salmon but I also made more packets w/ tilapia for luch tomorrow! I used thyme and parsley and lemon juice - veges are leeks, zucchini, mushroom, onion and garlic. Thanks again! :) - 2/2/10

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for a recipe for fish! I used a pepper stir fry for a veggie. - 12/4/09

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  • 10 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I do something similar using a nice piece of fish, either catfish, tilapia, salmon, etc. Though I chop up onions, roasted red pepper, some edamame, sometimes a bit of spinach and a touch of lemon pepper seasoning and a small squirt of kraft tuscan italian dressing. Wrapped in foil packs. YUMMO - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this recipe. I have done a similar recipe with Chicken and vegies. I use foil. It is easy and cleanup is very easy - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I also wonder if using foil would work since parchment paper is only available for mega bucks at whole foods - 3/29/10

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Used zucchini, onions and red peppers with a Thai based seasoning. Served over brown rice with a side of steamed spinach. - 2/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used carrots and celery with garlic and basil we all enjoyed it very much. Plan on using tis recipe again. Thanks - 3/16/10

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used salmon and it was great!! - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    OMG!! I cut all the veggeis and set out lemons, lims, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes viangate and let my family amke their own. Hugs hit with everyoen. First meal eaten outside htis year and not the last, definelty recommend to everyone. - 4/20/10

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  • 6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Didn't they mean "Place the UNsprayed side on a sheet pan. On the sprayed side of each heart, place one piece of fish" - - just a bit confusing - otherwise looking forward to trying this one out! - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was great! Did it with Tilapia (sp?) excellent. - 12/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used Tilapia and cut the recipe in quarters to make just one serving. Was an exceptionally easy recipe to make for just one, and very tasty! - 9/17/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is great, I used catfish, very yummy, low cal! - 1/11/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding. Why can't we brring Chef Meg home? - 2/25/10

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  • 4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    will definately try this, but with cod fillets mmmmmm! - 11/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    very good - 2/2/10

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Ive got to try this Ive microwaved tilipia and catdish its good - 12/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 6/18/13

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    PERFECTION! - 6/23/10

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