Fish Fillet en Papillote

Easy and tasty, this is a perfect meal when you want flavor without a lot of work. En papillote is a fancy way of saying “in a packet.” I’m using aluminum foil here, because I am putting the packets on the grill. You could do the same in parchment paper or foil, place on a baking sheet in the over at 350º for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fillet.

Fish Fillet en Papillote
Grapeseed oil
2 fish fillets (flounder, sole, tilapia, bluefish, bass, weakfish, blackfish, you get the idea)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1″ piece of ginger, roughly chopped
1 lime, sliced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
a few finger pulls of fresh dill, parsley, basil, etc.
1/4 cup white wine


1. Pull out two lengths of foil, long enough to give about 3″ on either end of the fillet. Dribble on some grapeseed oil and lay one fillet on each.

2. Decorate each fillet with equal amounts of the remaining ingredients.

3. Fold up the foil to make nice tight packets.


4. Place over a hot grill for about 5 minutes.

5. Open, gently move the big chunks of lime and ginger to the side and move the fillets to a plate and serve.


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  • Rebecca

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! Your recipes look delicious–keep up the good work.