Halibut with Zucchini en Papillote
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Do not be intimidated by cooking en papillote - this method is healthy, simple, and quick. If you don't have parchment paper, aluminum foil may be substituted, but won't look as pretty.
Recipe Type: Entree
Yield: 4 Servings
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into large dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound halibut filet, cut into 4 even pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 thin slices lemon
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add the onion, zucchini, and garlic and sauté until softened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Cut 4 pieces of parchment into squares or rectangles twice as big as the pieces of fish. Fold in half and cut out a half heart shape (like you did on Valentine's day as a kid so when it unfolds it's shaped like a heart). Lay the parchment on a baking sheet.
  4. Unfold one parchment heart and spoon ¼ of the zucchini mixture into the center.
  5. Place a piece of halibut on top and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Top with 2 lemon slices.
  7. Fold over the edges of the parchment little by little, leaving a small opening. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the wine and fold over to seal.
  8. Repeat with remaining parchment and fish.
  9. Put in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Transfer the packets to plates and serve immediately.
Gluten Free, Parve
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at http://www.katherinemartinelli.com/blog/2012/halibut-with-zucchini-en-papillote-recipe/