A delicious and delicate fish that has no overpowering flavors, but tastes just amazing! It's cooked in parchment paper, ensuring tenderness and moisture that will please all fish lovers.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Fish, healthy, parchment paper
Author: Lilian Vallezi
4Tilapia fillets(or white fish of preference)
4tsplemon juice(1 tsp for each fillet)
4tspminced garlic(1 tsp for each fillet)
1/2tspsmoked paprika(1/8 tsp for each fillet)
1/2tspsalt(1/8 tsp for each fillet or to taste)
4tbspshredded fresh Parmesan cheese(1 tbsp for each fillet)
2tbspcapers(1/2 tbsp for each fillet)
4tbspbutter(1 tbsp for each fillet)
1bunch asparagus(I used 4 for each fillet)
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180ºC).Cut 4 pieces of parchment paper (12"x12"). Place one fillet on each parchment paper. Season it with lemon juice, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Spread the capers over the fillet, and add one tablespoon of butter on top of each fish. Place the asparagus on both sides of the fish (I used 4 for each packet, but you can use as many as you'd like), and close the parchment paper. To close the parchment paper, you pull the two sides (right and left) of the paper and close it on top of the fish (just like you make when wrapping a present). Then, make a small fold on one end of the paper (bottom side, close to your belly), sliding your finger through the length of the folding you've just done. Repeat this process of folding about 3 times and tuck it under the fish. Do the same thing on the other side (upper side). You'll end up with a little fish packet.Place the fish packets on a rimmed baking sheet and bake it for about 15 minutes.You can serve it with some rice and salad.Enjoy!
You can also use other vegetables. Just make sure to use those with similar cooking time.