Easy Steamed Fish Packets

Easy Steamed Fish Packets

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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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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!
    37 of 37 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!
    32 of 34 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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  • 25 of 35 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
    21 of 22 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!
    17 of 17 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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  • 14 of 15 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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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 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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  • 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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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 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!
    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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  • 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
    Outstanding. Why can't we brring Chef Meg home? - 2/25/10

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is great, I used catfish, very yummy, low cal! - 1/11/10

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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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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    fabulous ;^) - 6/11/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - easy and very flavourful. I used tilapia, green peppers, mushrooms and red onion. Spices basil and tye fish spice from epicure. Yummmmy - 11/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I modified this recipe a bit, topping the fish just with onion slices, a sprinkle of dill weed and drizzled with lemon juice...very tasty, and super easy! - 1/14/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. Better than I thought it would be - 7/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm glad I watched the video first as directions didn't mention spraying the pan, but sounded very confusing. The heart thing just complicated things for a novice at this type of cooking so I was glad she said you didn't have to do that. Great way to save calories, time & cleanup too! - 7/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used Al foil (I didn't have parchment), tilapia, frozen asparagus stir fry mix, and herbs from my garden (parsley, boxwood basil, and rosemary). Also added some garlic, a splash of soy, a splash of italian dressing and put a bit of leftover rice under the fish for a complete meal. Delicious!! - 6/28/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Unless there's an actual diagram of the packet-making, I just can't visualize it. Tried it once & the veggies were ultra crisp....not good. - 2/6/10

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  • delicious - 7/26/20

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  • I can't wait to try this!!! i love fish, even though my family doesn't - 7/25/20

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  • Very Good
    tasty - 7/6/20

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 6/13/20

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  • thanks - 6/3/20

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  • NO BUT CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS WEEKEND! - 4/23/20

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  • I need to try this recipe with some fish I have in the freezer - 4/23/20

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  • This sounds interesting. I am saving the recipe to try. - 3/12/20

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  • Good
    Good - 2/19/20

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  • Better moisture retention than broiled - 2/4/20

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  • Enjoyed the fish without the bell peppers. We will having again. - 7/20/19

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  • Great idea. - 4/26/19

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  • Incredible!
    easy to make, really tasty easy clean up - 4/25/19

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  • Yum! - 4/9/19

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  • Ill have to give this a try. - 3/13/19

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  • Nice - 3/13/19

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  • Incredible!
    Added some other seasonings I prefer on fish and it came flavorful and moist.... - 2/27/19

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  • - 2/19/19

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  • Excellent way to enjoy fish, so tasty! - 2/19/19

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  • delicious - 11/27/18

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  • Incredible!
    Easy and delicious! - 9/21/18

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  • Interesting. Better flavor than the fish my mother used to make, but I still don't like fish. - 9/21/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very delicious, made this exactly as directed in an assembly line with grown kids. We all loved it and it looked impressive in the packet - 9/17/18

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  • Good
    Hum...different. Only one trying them. - 9/7/18

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  • Yummy - 7/27/18

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  • tasty - 7/8/18

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  • good and tasty - 6/22/18

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  • Love doing potatoes like this as well! - 6/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    This came out so good. Hubby loved it! - 5/30/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great Idea! - 5/13/18

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  • Good
    Good - 5/13/18

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  • Nice recipe - 5/11/18

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  • Very good - 5/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    NICE! - 4/21/18

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  • Incredible!
    My favourite way to eat white fish. I also use foil. - 4/4/18

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  • Very Good
    Loved this - 3/12/18

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  • yummy.... - 3/11/18

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  • On the grill, I use foil, spraying the interior with oil or adding a pat of butter and onion slice. I add one or two ice cubes for steam and in a few minutes we have delicious lake perch or salmon, walleye, whitefish, trout. - 2/10/18

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  • Excellent - 2/6/18

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  • Very easy and yummy recipe! I used Cod and various veggies. - 2/3/18

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  • I like these - 2/3/18

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  • Very Good
    Tried this tonight with my family, Delish! - 1/23/18

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  • Incredible!
    Made these with the kids and they had fun with it. And it tasted fantastic. - 9/22/17

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  • Love fish and will add this to my collection. Easy to bake. This will become one of my favorites. - 9/22/17

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  • Incredible!
    So good. I use halibut or tilapia. - 9/18/17

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  • Very Good
    This was good but I would try other fish too. - 9/7/17

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  • Good
    Never again - 9/3/17

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  • Incredible!
    For it was not into my ear you whispered,
    but into my heart.
    It was not my lips you kissed,
    but my soul.
    - Judy Garland
    - 7/26/17

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  • Very Good
    This is great and flavorful - 7/15/17

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  • love it - 7/12/17

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  • yum - 6/18/17

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  • YUMMY!!! This will be dinner tonight!!! - 6/16/17

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  • Incredible!
    Might make this tonight - 6/12/17

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  • Very Good
    easy to make and delicious. - 5/16/17

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  • yummy - 5/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    I have been preparing my fish this way for about a year now. I will take whatever fish I can get and put it into a packet like this. Sometimes with some veggies and other times I just use Mrs. Dash. Foil works too! I just pop it into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or so. - 5/8/17

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  • I even put it in the oven this way it is so good - 4/27/17

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  • O.K.
    needs for spices - 4/7/17

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  • Sounds interesting. Will try. - 4/7/17

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  • Very Good
    Great recipe, I used foil and it turned out nicely. - 3/23/17

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  • Incredible!
    Easy peasy. - 3/12/17

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  • Incredible!
    THIS IS THE BEST FISH EVER !!! I LOVE THE COMBINATION OF THE VEGGIES FISH AND SPICES !!! - 3/12/17

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  • I love making these fish packets! This fish turns out moist and delicious! - 1/29/17

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  • Incredible!
    So yummy loved this. You can modify this recipe with all kinds of veggies. - 1/11/17

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  • Very Good
    I use foil, and put the packets on the barbecue grill - no preheating on the stove, no cookie sheet required. You can also do this in the oven.

    Note - paper, including parchment, burns above 451 degrees. That's why I prefer foil.
    - 8/24/15

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  • Very Good
    I didn't have any leeks, so I substituted green onion instead and added thinly sliced zucchini to it , also. It was an easy clean up and very delicious! - 8/24/15

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  • Good
    The tilapia was perfect, the family didn't like all those vegetables in there, said they "ruined" the flavor................ - 8/24/15

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  • The photo looks as though salmon was used - has anyone tried this with salmon fillets? - 8/24/15

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