Friday, July 27, 2012

Herbed Fish in Parchment on the Grill

I saw Ina Garten make this fish in parchment and it looked amazingly easy and her guests just raved about it.  It is very simple to make, has just a few ingredients, but oh my, it is so flavorful.  Ina roasted hers in the oven, but since we have 100 degree temperatures, I opted to use my grill.  I preheated the grill to 400 and used a perforated grill pan from the dollar store in which to lay the packets of fish.  Here's my adapted recipe:

Per packet:
Tilapia on parchment

  • 8 ounces boneless fish fillet, such as snapper or cod (I used tilapia)

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil  (I just drizzled)

  • 1 large sprig fresh thyme

  • 2 Ceregnola or other large green olives with pits (I used stuffed olives)

  • Extra-large egg

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees(I preheated the grill.)
    Place the fish fillet on a piece of parchment paper and sprinkle it with the salt and pepper. Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the top of the fillet. Lay the thyme on top and place the olives next to the fillet.

    Beat the egg together with 1 tablespoon of water for an egg wash. Brush the egg wash around the edge of the parchment paper and fold it in half. Carefully fold the edge of the parchment paper under and around the fish to make a package. Place the package on a sheet pan and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.  (My fish was thin, so I cooked it about 8 minutes.) Serve hot in the parchment paper.

     My hubby who isn't that fond of fish, gobbled this up and said "This is really good!"

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    Grill pan from the dollar store, makes it easy!  These are great for many things.

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    1. Kitty this looks devine!! I have halibut in the freezer and some garlic stuffed olives. I think this will be on the menu this weekend :)


    2. Kitty, I am heading to the fish market now. This will be dinner on Saturday. Thank Ina for me too :-)

    3. Yum.

      Perfect timing, as many of us Catholics eat fish on Friday.

      Thanks, Kitty!!

    4. I need to pin this. I, myself, don't like fish, but my hubby & kids love it. My daughter is always asking me to make fish, but I'm clueless about it. This seems easy enough that even I can do it!

    5. Fish is about the only thing we don't grill. We'll have to try sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe!

    6. I've just started cooking with parchment paper and look cooking it on the grill. It takes the heat our of the kitchen in this hot weather, that's for sure! I haven't tried cooking fish yet, but this recipe has definitely inspired me! It looks fabulous!

    7. You gave us so much good info. My husband loves fish! :)
      Thanks for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

    8. Kitty, this was quick and easy to make! We used cod and loved it! Thanks for sharing with us.

    9. Fish is my entree of choice when dining out but I don't have many recipes for making it at home. Will definitely be giving this a try!

      Visiting from You're Gonna Love It Tuesday.

    10. Kitty this looks like a light and very tasty Herbed Fish. A perfect meal for the hot summer evenings that we are having. Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    11. This is great, Kitty!
      Thanks so much for sharing. I have a Sea Bass en Papilotte
      recipe that I make at dinner parties and for some reason, cooking fish in these little paper pouches keeps it moist and tasty --- and I swear it keeps your home from filling with fishy after-smells!!

      Your version is slightly different and I love the olive addition!
      Thanks for linking to Favorites on the First, Kitty.
      I truly appreciate it!


    12. This is a great idea cooking it on the grill in this heat! I will try it! Thanks for posting!

      Linking from The Polo House,
      Ricki Jill

    13. I made this the day after I saw Ina make it on her program and thought it looked delicious. I used Black Grouper, my favorite white fish and I was not disappointed with this recipe. Love the idea of placing it on the grill.

      Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

    14. Just made a copy of this recipe. It sounds great. I'm always looking for a new way to prepare fresh fish. As always, wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

      - The Tablescaper

    15. This is a beautiful presentation! I saw that Barefoot Contessa spot too. YOurs looks luscious! Thanks for participating in ON THE MENU MONDAY!


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