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Greek Fish en Papillote

This Greek Fish En Papillote recipe is inspired by Greek flavors. It is healthy and done in just 20 minutes. It is pretty and fun to serve to company. The fish just looks so impressive when they open up the little packets! It’s super yummy!

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

Okay, I’m making good on my promise to come back from my trip and share Greek recipes with you! Consider this the first of many: Greek Fish en Papillote!

Let me tell you why I’m so excited to share this recipe with you.

It is inspired by Greek flavors, which I’m currently obsessed with since we just got back from our trip to Greece and Turkey.

It is healthy and done in just 20 minutes. Who doesn’t need more meals like that in their dinner rotation?

It is a packet cooking recipe! This is one my favorite ways to cook (especially when I’m camping!).

It is pretty and fun to serve to company. The fish just looks so impressive when they open up the little packets!

It’s, like, super yummy.

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

Oddly enough, I developed this recipe *before* we went to Greece.

I think I was just super excited about all of the wonderful food we were going to eat and couldn’t wait any longer to start enjoying the Mediterranean-style cuisine.

I really should have just waited, because by the time we got back from Greece I was feeling a little bit tired of this kind of food.

You can tell by my recipes that I like to eat a wide variety of dishes and cuisines throughout the week, so two straight weeks of Greek food was kind of pushing it for me.

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

The good news is I can officially tell you that this recipe has authentic Greek flavor!

Let me give you the run-down on how to make it. First, layer all of the yummy ingredients together on a piece of parchment paper (use a roll of this, not the pre-cut sheets).

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

Seal up the packet, put it on a baking sheet (I like these ones by Caphalon), and place it in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes.

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

Here comes the fun part: open up the packet, and take a big whiff of that incredible lemon-oregano aroma.

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

Grab a fork, and dig in!

Greek Fish en Papillote - a super easy packet cooking recipe. Healthy and done in 20 minutes!

If you can’t find the Greek seasoning mix at your grocery store, then you can get it from Amazon here.

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Here’s the Recipe!

Greek Fish en Papillote Recipe

This Greek Fish En Papillote recipe is inspired by Greek flavors. It is healthy and done in just 20 minutes. It is pretty and fun to serve to company. The fish just looks so impressive when they open up the little packets! It's super yummy!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 386kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 four-to-six ounce firm white fish fillets - tilapia, snapper, cod
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning spice mix
  • 1 small red onion - sliced
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup halved - pitted kalamata olives
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Divide the red onion slices between two large squares of parchment paper, placing them on the right half of the square with one inch of space between the onions and the edge of the paper.
  • Place each fish fillet on top of the onion. Season each fillet with one teaspoon of Greek seasoning spice mix and drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Lay half of the the lemon slices over each piece of fish, then arrange the tomatoes and olives around the outside of the fillets. Place two sprigs of fresh oregano over the top of each piece of fish.
  • Fold the left side of one of the pieces of parchment over the top of the fish. Fold the parchment paper together around the edges in 1/4-inch folds to create a half moon shape. Make sure you press as you crimp and fold to seal the packets well, otherwise the steam will escape. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet. Bake until the fish is cooked through, about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  • Let cool for three-five minutes. Serve by placing the sealed packets on individual plates, and allowing guests to open them at the table.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Fish en Papillote Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
386
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Cholesterol
 
85
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
964
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
796
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
36
g
72
%
Vitamin A
 
490
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
38
mg
46
%
Calcium
 
98
mg
10
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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Comments:

    1. Hi Gary, thanks for letting us know. I have recalculated the sodium amount and it is actually much less. All of the sodium is from the Greek seasoning, so you can cut it down further by cutting that in half or more as well.

  1. I don’t know why this didn’t get any reviews. I bake fish exactly like this REGULARLY! People: Paper isn’t scary! It makes clean-up a breeze! If you want to make it a little more Egyptian or Lebanese, also sprinkle with a little cumin and coriander, salt, fresh ground pepper (but do NOT forget the lemon and oregano: essential!). Serve with steamed rice; it’ll be done by the time you’re done with the fish, and dinner’s on the table! 🙂

  2. OK
    we all have out quirks in the food department
    so bear with me, not by choice I
    do not eat sugar if these have it can not do
    do not touch pork, as a rule.
    the fish in paper. stick with it better for the earth then foil.
    I am thinking your fish looks fabulous and as cute as the paper pk. is
    I would throw the whole thing in a covered casserole
    we bake fish often adding just lemon so this will be very pretty
    and the chicken I have to check out but just looks great.
    I happen to love very hot foods, so need to check on this one.
    happen t be doing fish tonight.
    your blog is great fun
    full of diff ways to get us to try
    something ……anything……
    keep us laughing and making this an adventure for all of us.
    cheers
    Barbara