Catch of the Day: Creative Seafood Recipes
Finfish and Vegetables in Papillote
Cooking in paper -- en papillote -- is a simple, elegant way to prepare fish. When the package is opened, an aromatic puff of steam escapes.
Bill Dugan suggests that beginners try this simple method: Sprinkle a fresh 4- to 5-ounce portion of fish with salt, wrap in a parchment bag and steam in a vegetable steamer for 5 to 8 minutes. Serve au jus or with a splash of vinaigrette. He also suggests baking delicate fish 15 minutes in a parchment bag with fresh herbs.
The Finfish and Vegetables in Papillote recipe uses fresh vegetables as well as herbs to create a fragrant main dish.