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Fish en Papillote (in parchment paper) Recipe

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This recipe for Fish en Papillote (in parchment paper), by , is from The Mary Peternell Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Juliann Armbrust
Added: Saturday, November 17, 2007


1 cup matchstick carrots
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
2/3 cup, 2" julienne cut celery
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
1/2 teaspoon tarragon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 (6 ounce) white sea bass fillets (or cod)
2 teaspoons butter, divided
1/4 cup dry white wine, divided

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine first 5 ingredients, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
3. Sprinkle fish evenly with remaining salt and pepper. Cut parchment paper into 15" squares. Fold each square in half, and open each. Place vegetable mixture near each fold, place fish fillet on top, dot with butter and 2 tablespoons of wine. Fold paper and seal edges with narrow folds. Place packets on a jelly roll pan . Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until parchment is puffy. Place on plates, and cut open.




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