Red Snapper En Papillote

Fish En Papilotte
Red Snapper En Papilotte

The last few weeks were gonzo, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped eating. For a while, everything I consumed revolved around cupcakes or the individual components that comprise a cupcake. I spent an entire week in Los Angeles, staying in a hotel that was directly across the street from Border Grill, but I was too short on time and too full of cupcakes to make it there for dinner. It’s regrettable, to say the least.

Coming off of a three-week sugar high is rough. Since I got back into town, I’ve been much more mindful about what I’m eating. Dinner tonight consisted of the speedy and timeless fish en papillote. Can’t pronounce it? Who cares? All you need to know is that it’s fish enveloped in parchment paper with a few other things thrown in for flavor and color. Tonight it was red snapper with baby red potatoes and asparagus, seasoned with lemon and thyme. It all gets wrapped up like a present in parchment paper and thrown in the oven to cook together, just until the potatoes are tender. I quartered my little taters so that they would cook quicker. Everything steams inside of the parchment packet, so the fish stays nice and tender, and the veg is steeped in lemony goodness.

Time to get into the oven: 5 minutes

Time to cook: 25 minute

Can a healthy dinner get any quicker than that? What are you favorite quick healthy meals?