Parchment paper is a valuable kitchen tool that can help you bake foods to perfection. Our Parchment Paper Cod recipe is a simple way to prepare cod fillets and vegetables together to create perfectly portioned and healthy meals. The moisture in the cod and vegetables will naturally steam cook the food inside the pouch without you needing to worry about overcooking the food. Serve each person a pouch, and be sure to open each pouch on the table to allow the delicious aromas to be enjoyed by the person eating the meal.
- 4 fillet(s) Cod (about 6 oz each)
- 1 Red Bell Pepper (defrosted if frozen)
- 2 Carrot (sliced)
- 1 head Broccoli (cut into 1/2″ chunks)
- 2 stalk(s) Celery (cut into florets)
- .5 cup(s) Peas (cut into 1″ slices)
- Italian Seasoning
Put all of the the sliced vegetables into a bowl. Mix together and split into four even batches.
Place a large piece of parchment paper onto a flat surface and put one batch of vegetables in the middle of the parchment paper. Place a piece of cod on top of the vegetables. Season liberally with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Fold the parchment paper over the top of the cod on all sides to make a bundle and then fold the edges of the paper over each other to make a square packet. Repeat steps 2 & 3 to make 3 more fish and vegetable packets.
Place all 4 packets on a baking sheet and put into an oven preheated to 400ºF. Cook for about 15 minutes and remove from oven. Check one packet to see if the fish is opaque and vegetables steamed. If they are not, put back in oven and cook for about another 5 minutes, or until the fish is opaque.
Once packets are done cooking, serve by placing a packet on a plate along with slices of fresh lemon. Let all diners open their own pouch and squeeze fresh lemon juice onto their fish and vegetables. Enjoy!