Go Back
+ servings

Parchment Paper Fish Packets

This is a “choose your own adventure” dinner. Set out the toppings and let everyone fill their own parchment paper packet. Besides the ingredients listed below, you can add cherry tomatoes, prepared pesto, thinly sliced red bell peppers, green onions, capers or olives. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Seafood
Servings: 4 people


  • 6 ounces haricot vert
  • Fresh herbs: Basil, thyme, chives or parsley
  • 4 (4-ounce) fish filets (snapper, flounder, cod, grouper, halibut, swordfish, salmon, Artic char)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced or quartered


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Divide the first 3 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 and squeeze lemon on top. 
  • Bring parchment paper sides up over the mixture; double fold the top and sides to seal, making packets. Place packets on a baking sheet. 
  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 143° to 145° when inserted through the paper into fish.
  • When finished, remove from oven and place each packet on a plate; cut open. Sprinkle fish with additional fresh herbs and lemon juice, if desired. Serve immediately.