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Baked Fish Packet with Spring Vegetables

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

What's better than perfectly moist fish, fresh herbs, butter and uber-seasonal veggies? Not much! This very easy dish is perfect for those mid-week days when cooking can be tough to fit in. Make your packets ahead of time, store in the fridge and pop in the oven for around 15 minutes when you are ready to eat. Low on calories and loaded with good-for-you-veggies! The moment you open the packets and fragrant steam comes out- you can feel confident you are feeding your crew with fuel that will keep them on the move without weighing them down!

If you are in one of our pods that is now serving seafood- this is a perfect excuse to give them a try! Give our other specials a go- the little tomatoes have been amazing- vibrant, tangy, and oh so juicy!

What You Need:

Serving per person/packet:

  • 1 piece mild flavoured fish

  • 3-4 asparagus spears pack cut in half

  • Handful of green beans, sugar snap peas or similar, trimmed

  • 5 small cauliflower florets or zucchini pieces

  • Handful of little tomatoes- any variety cut in half or thirds

  • 1 garlic clove sliced thinly

  • 1 tsp butter

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Generous sprinkle of seasonal herbs such as thyme, basil, coriander, parsley, sage, etc.

  • Piece of baking paper or foil large enough to wrap around the packet as pictured and fold to keep steam and liquids inside.

  • Piece of lemon to serve (optional)

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C

  2. Assemble packet by placing 1/2 of the veggies in the middle of the baking paper.

  3. Place the fish on top of veggies

  4. Sprinkle the rest of the veggies around and on top of the fish.

  5. Add butter, seasoning, and herbs.

  6. Close packet by folding in half and rolling down the middle seam and then rolling the ends up (see below).

  7. Place on baking tray for cooking.

  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until fish is cooked to your liking.

For a rustic look- serve right in the paper-making clean up a breeze. Pro-tip for best results- if making ahead and storing in the fridge- take packets out of fridge for 15 minutes to come to room temperature-ish before placing in the oven.


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