Recipe Review Parchment Baked Fish and Tomatoes from Southern Living Magazine Sept 2013

I wanted to try something simple and fresh so I chose to bake the fish recipe I found in Southern Living Magazine.  I studied the recipe and gathered my ingredients.  (My changes will be in red..)
  • 1 (8-oz.) package haricots verts (thin green beans) (I could not find any fresh so I used canned)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 1/3 cup green olives, quartered
  • Parchment paper
  • 4 (4- to 5-oz.) fresh white fish fillets (such as snapper, triggerfish, flounder, or grouper)
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
  • Directions
  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Divide first 6 ingredients among 4 (17-inch) squares of parchment paper. Top each with 1 fish fillet. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil. Squeeze juice from lemon over fish; place 1 lemon wedge on each fillet. Bring parchment paper sides up over mixture; double fold top and sides to seal, making packets. Place packets on a baking sheet.
  • 2. Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 140° to 145° when inserted through paper into fish. Place each packet on a plate, and cut open. Sprinkle fish with basil. Serve immediately.

  • I liked it but not enough flavor for me.  Next time I would add some more interesting veggies and more spices.  When I first tasted it I gave it a 7/10 on my cooking scale.  Then I added some salt and butter and the rating went up to 8/10.  I would suggest you try this recipe with your own personal twist.  It is quick and easy. Great for a week night.
  • Happy Cooking Everyone….Enjoy Your World:-)


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