Red Snapper in Parchment Paper Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Red Snapper in Parchment Paper

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"This fish dish is simple to make and it is very healthy. You will need a few sheets of baking parchment to wrap the fish in."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Clean the filets, brush with oil and sprinkle with thyme. Refrigerate.
  3. In a saucepan, cook and stir the mushrooms in butter. Cook until all the moisture has evaporated. Sprinkle the mushrooms with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Remove the mushrooms from the saucepan into a small bowl.
  4. Peel and seed the tomato. In a small saucepan, cook and stir the tomatoes with garlic. Cook and stir until soft and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the red snapper filets in a large frying pan, over medium-low heat. Fry the filets until they are opaque.
  6. Place each filet onto a piece of parchment paper. Spoon the vegetables on top of the fish, and place one sprig of thyme into each fish filet packet. Drizzle wine over the vegetables and close the parchment paper, seal the package by painting the edges with beaten egg white.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the package of parchment paper puffs up. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2003

It was a bit time-consuming to prepare and i didn't have a lot of luck with the parchment paper - it didn't seal properly and thus didn't puff up. But the flavour combination was very good. Peeling and seeding the tomatos was worth the effort. Next time i will simply fry the fish and top with the tomatos, and serve with the lemony mushrooms on the side.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 26, 2006

There really is no need to precook the veggies. They steam up quite nicely in the parchment paper. I used grape tomatoes (halved), artichoke hearts (quartered), sliced mushrooms, red onion, garlic, fresh oregano and fresh parsley. I laid the red snapper on a bed of couscous and wrapped in the parchment paper. 30 minutes later, dinner was served, all wrapped up in a nice little package.


7 Ratings

May 20, 2005

Wonderful, wonderful recipe. If you have never cooked in parchment, try it!!!! You can experiement with all kinds of fish. I have also used salmon and talapia.

Mar 02, 2007

This recipe was very easy and delicious. Be careful to cook the fish only a bit on the stove before putting in the oven or else it will dry out. The thyme and bit of wine really made it out of the ordinary.

Dec 03, 2009

Maybe it was the wine I used, but we found this very bitter, fish and vegetable cooked nicely in the paper though..

Jan 27, 2008

I was dissapointed in this recipe. The flavors didn't meld together very well. It just tased like cooked tomatoes with some fish thrown in. Not sure what I could have done wrong, but I won't be trying this one again


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  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 38.1 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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