Perfect Fish en Papillote (Fish in Parchment Paper)

Perfect Fish en Papillote (Fish in Parchment Paper)

Fish en papillote, or fish in parchment paper as you can probably guess, is a prime example of an easy, impressive meal. The flavors are simple and delicate, accentuating the very best attributes of the streamlined ingredient list. You can make this dish with all kinds of fish and vegetables, so you won't need to pick up anything special at the store - just use your favorite combinations of flavors. It comes together in under an hour, so you can make it on a weeknight if you feel like it, though its presentation and taste make it elegant enough for a special occasion.

"Photo by Carol Borchardt"

Fish in Parchment Photo by Carol Borchardt

Since this dish and method is so versatile, consider this recipe more of a guide than a hard and fast rule. You can be pretty liberal with the kind of vegetables you put in this dish, so feel free to be creative, but don't try to do too much at once. This dish works best when it's kept simple.