How to Make Fish in Parchment Paper Video

The name of this recipe may sound fancy, but it's actually my 1, 2, 3 super-easy, super-fast, no clean-up dinner. Fish in Parchment Paper is extremely healthy and fun to make because you can tailor it to you or your little ones favorite tastes and flavors. What combinations did your family try? Let us know! Post your comments below.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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18 comments

  • Snacksgiving

    Wonderful recipe!
    Was also intrigued by the videos on the right - the featured ones. But the player is horrible to say the least! A 4.21 minute egg pesto video took me 10 minutes to watch - Why not stick to good ole' YouTube ?

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  • Shannon

    Great idea! My only question is what is the temp you cook them at?? I got 15-20 minutes, but at what temp?

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    • Catherine

      400 degrees! Here is the written recipe: http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2008/10/20/fish-in-parchment-paper/

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  • Megan

    Could these be prepped the night before and stored in the refrigerator?

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    • Catherine

      I wouldn't store the completed package in the fridge overnight because the fish could make the veggies and the parchment really soggy. Maybe prep the veggies in one package, the sauce in another and then quickly assemble just before cooking!

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  • Jessie Kanelos

    Mmmmm, great recipe. I can't wait to make it with coconut milk, a touch of red curry, and cilantro!

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  • Sandy Vilven

    Made this tonight and Hubby and I both loved it!

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  • Shelley

    Was going to try making fish this way and coincidentally saw this posted today! Great video...I'm a visual learner so watching you fold the packets was very helpful. We used tilapia with sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, lemon and lime slices, olive oil, parsley and dill. My 3 year old wouldn't try it (first time trying to make fish for him) but the adults loved it. Will keep trying different combos for him.

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  • Bailey Jane

    I have always really enjoyed your blog! So I included you in my \"One Lovely Blog Awards!\" Just to let you know you have a lovely blog, and it's appreciated. :-) Follow this link to my foodie blog to accept the award, and pass it along to others blogs you deem worthy! Keep up the great work! http://foodiepatoodiebaby.blogspot.com/2012/04/reflections-in-kitchen-window-one.html

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    • Catherine

      Aww thank you!

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  • Alexandra

    I made this recipe last night as well and give you major thumbs up for it! It was my first time really making a successful parchment paper fish after unsuccessful attempts a few years ago. The sauce made itself and was so tasty yet not overpowering, I guess because of the steaming.
    Kenya looks so big now and it was really sweet watching you both cook together, as always. It's great for me to see you cook with your children because I love doing the same but my patience is unfortunately sometimes short. So it's great to see how you cook with kids (at two different ages now) with grace, while sharing your knowledge and sense of humour with them and us.
    Thanks for this boost of confidence in the kitchen!

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  • Judy In Kalamazoo

    I am sooo going to try this! Could this same process be used with other meats? Could these be made up, popped into freezer bags, and then frozen? I'm looking for freezer friendly meals. Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      I think it would freeze very well! I'll have to try that out. :)

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  • Emma

    We made ''pork presents'' last night along the same ideas - worked beautifully and boys enjoyed putting them together with carrot strips, lettuce leaves (no cabbage in house), mushroom slices, apple slices and lemon juice. Thanks! Will be trying again soon with the fish. Anything they can unwrap is popular!

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  • Jo

    Just saw you on \"The Chew\" & loved the parchment suggestion. Can chicken be substituted for the fish in your \"Fish in Parchment Paper\" recipe?

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    • Catherine

      Yes! It will take a bit longer to cook, though!

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  • Lorelei

    I can't see your video and there is no recipe - help! I can't remember the oven temp and amount of time needed....

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    • McCord

      The video is working now. :) Click the link in the post for the written recipe.

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