Fish en papillote with spring vegetables

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Fish en papillote with spring vegetables
  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:25 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Baking en papillote (in a parcel) is a wonderful method of cooking fish. Contained by the paper, the flavours used will intensify and the fish gently steams without drying out.

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Winter recipes, Winter mains

Ingredients

  • 4 (about 200g each) firm white fish fillets (such as trevally), skin on
  • 100g butternut pumpkin, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 4 pinches saffron threads
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 120ml white wine
  • 40g butter, quartered spring vegetables
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch baby carrots, trimmed, scrubbed, halved lengthways
  • 1 small leek, trimmed, halved crossways, quartered lengthways
  • 4 baby capsicums, quartered, deseeded
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 baby zucchini, with flowers attached, pistils removed

Method

  • Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Cut eight 30cm squares of baking paper. Place 2 squares of paper each on 2 baking trays.
  • Step 2
    For the spring vegetables, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the carrot, leek and capsicum and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the asparagus and zucchini with flowers and cook for 2 minutes or until the vegetables are just tender. Set aside.
  • Step 3
    Place the fish fillets on a plate or chopping board, flesh side up. Arrange the pumpkin slices, slightly overlapping, over the fish fillets to resemble scales.
  • Step 4
    Combine the saffron, lemon rind and juice, and wine in a jug. Set aside.
  • Step 5
    Divide the vegetables among the paper on the trays. Top with fish, pumpkin side up, and butter. Drizzle with the saffron mixture. Season with sea salt. Top with the remaining pieces of paper and fold up the sides to enclose the filling and contain the liquid.
  • Step 6
    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is just cooked through. Serve the parcels as they are, or remove from the paper.

Notes

Manu says: “I love trevally and its sweet, delicate flavour is perfect for this dish. Any white firm-fleshed fish will do, but try to use a sustainable variety. Zucchini flowers are either male or female. The females contain multi-pronged pistils and have thick stems that develop into baby zucchini, while males contain a single stamen covered in pollen. Gently spread the petals apart and pinch off the pistil (or stamen) before using to avoid bitterness. Use a mandolin (if you have one) to thinly slice the pumpkin.”

  • Author: Manu Feildel
  • Image credit: Jeremy Simons
  • Publication: Taste Magazine

Source: taste.com.au

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