Cod Parcels

By Kevin • 30 or Less, All, Fish • 9 Mar 2014

Cod Parcels

There’s a rustic appeal to cooking and serving food in a paper bag. This classic-looking dish could be served at a formal dinner party, yet it’s fast enough to become a regular on your weekday menu. Besides being fun to eat, cooking in parchment seals in the moisture and that’s the perfect environment for cooking fish.

There’s obviously plenty of room for substitutions in this recipe. Pick your favourite Ocean Wise seafood, top with veg, add a bit of liquid, tie it in parchment and bake. Let me know what combinations you come up with!

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


4 4-ounce cod filets
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
8 ounces cremini mushrooms – sliced
1 bulb fennel – thinly sliced
1 tablespoon parsley – finely chopped
1 clove garlic – finely chopped or grated
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup white wine


Preheat oven to 400F.

Season both sides of the fish filets with half of the salt and pepper.

Toss the remaining ingredients except wine in a bowl.

Place each fish filet on a square of parchment paper and top with the tossed vegetables.

Fold the corners of the parchment up to form a bag and pour wine in each. Tie each bag with kitchen twine and place on a baking sheet.

Cook for 17 minutes, then serve immediately.

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