Whitefish In Paper

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Oct. 22, 2009


Whitefish 3 Pound
Olive oil/Peanut oil 4 Tablespoon
Mirepoix of vegetables 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 4 Tablespoon


Cut the fish into 8 serving pieces.

Barely brown the pieces very quickly on both sides in a bit of olive or peanut oil; do not cook long.

Tear off one 18 inch long sheet of parchment paper for each of the 8 servings.

Fold the paper in half so that the packet is now 9 inches wide.

Cut a heart from the paper, using the full width and length of the paper.

Open the paper, and place one serving of fish on one side of the heart, close to the fold.

Top the fish with a few tablespoons of the mirepoix.

Lightly butter the other side of the heart, and fold over; crimp the edges, except for the point, by rolling and folding and twisting the edges (this is easy to do, and you will catch on right away).

Puff up the envelope by blowing into the open point, and then seal the point.

Place each of the packages on an oiled baking sheet, and bake at 400° for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the top of the paper is lightly browned.

Place each packet on a serving plate, and let your guests open their treasures.

This dish can be prepared ahead of time and baked at the last minute.

However, do not refrigerate the packages.

Make them close to your guests' arrival time.

Begin the meal with Spaghetti with Two Mushrooms

Serve a Cucumber Salad along with the fish in paper.

Rolls and white wine would complete the meal.

You might make your own French rolls.

Recipe Summary

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2869Calories from Fat 1683

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 188 g289.2%

Saturated Fat 51 g255%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 814 mg33.92%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 263 g526%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet