Recipe: Super Simple Fish En Papillote

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Don’t let the name fool you, this recipe truly is super simple, even though the “en papillote” makes it seem otherwise. En papillote means “in parchment” in French, so simply put, this recipe is for a super simple fish in parchment. Not so bad, huh? I almost named it “The Most Super Simple Fish Your Ever Did See”, but felt like that was a mouthful and a bit overkill. Agreed? Moving on. This fish recipe is more a method, if you will. You can use a variety of veggies (asparagus, snow peas or snap peas, bell peppers…) and different fish choices as well, such as salmon, cod, mahi mahi, and more. The way you season the fish (and veggies!) is up to you as well. I’ve included some of my favorite combinations on the recipe sheet. Pictured is Salmon & Asparagus with Dill.

Super Simple Fish En Papillote


  • 1 piece fish Salmon, Cod, Mahi Mahi... all good choices!
  • 1 handful veggies of choice See below for my recommendations!


  1. Cut two pieces of parchment of equal size per serving.

    2. Place one of the squares on a baking sheet. Place the veggies of your choice onto the center of the parchment.

    3. Place the fish on top of the bed of veggies. Season with salt and pepper, and any other seasonings you choose. See below for my favorite flavor recommendations.

    4. Top with the other piece of parchment. Roll the edges of both the top and bottom parchment papers together to where they hold together and form a pouch.

    5. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 12-15 minutes. Bake times will vary based on the size and thickness of the fish.

    Salmon & Asparagus with Dill

    Place the salmon on top of the asparagus. Season with salt, pepper, and 1/8 tsp. of dried dill.

    Lemon Salmon & Snow Peas

    Place the salmon on top of the snow peas. Season with salt and pepper. Place 2-3 pieces of thinly sliced lemon on top.

    Asian Style

    Place veggies of choice on the parchment with the fish on top. Drizzle the fish with coconut aminos (or soy sauce). Sweet chili sauce is also a good option.