Red Snapper En Papillote

19 Mar
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?


5 Responses to “Red Snapper En Papillote”

  1. Joanne March 22, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    I love cooking things en papillote! It seems so much fancier than just baking. And much more delicious!

  2. Hot Pink Manolos April 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    I’m commenting specifically for the fact that you didn’t eat at Border Grill! 🙂 I worked there for two years, so I’m sad you didn’t get to go. The food is wonderful.

    I’ve never tried this method…I might need to. This looks delicious!

    • Beth Somers April 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

      Next time I am in LA, I am definitely not missing Border Grill! What was it like to work there? They seem like very inspirational ladies.

      • Hot Pink Manolos April 8, 2012 at 7:48 am #

        They are both lovely ladies and extremely talented – although I will admit that Mary Sue is the more difficult of the two to work with! 🙂

  3. Heather E. Nelson April 6, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    you have a great blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog? is my blog.

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