With all the holiday goodies just around the corner, I’ve been trying to eat more healthy dishes lately. My new favorite recipes are ‘in a bag’ … baked in a parchment paper pouch. This Southwest fish recipe is easy, not fried, gluten free, non-dairy. And for low FODMAP dieters with sensitive tummies, just leave out the garlic and you’re good to go.
Here is a link to the video Mr.D and I put together … our first foodie video. Hope you enjoy!
Healthy Southwest Fish in a Bag
- 1 halibut fillet (or salmon)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 18 inch piece of parchment paper
- splash of olive oil
- 2 small cooked potatoes (sliced)
- another pinch of salt & pepper
- 1/2 large peeled carrot (cut into sticks)
- 5 thin slices fresh garlic
- 6 grape or teardrop tomatoes (whole)
- 2 tsp chopped chives (fresh or dried)
- 3 large pitted black olives (halved)
- 5 slices jalapeno (with or without seeds, depending on your heat preference)
- 2 slices lemon
Instructions and ingredients for (1) fish fillet in a parchment paper bag.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Er4zt0Rkk
For low FODMAP diets do not use garlic.
Place oven rack to center position and heat to 400 degrees.
|Season fish fillet on both sides with salt, pepper and cumin. Bring olive oil to medium high heat in a small pan. Sear the fish 1 minute per side or until just golden brown seared.|
|Place parchment paper on a countertop work space or large cutting board. Fold in half crosswise, then open and spread out onto your work space.|
|Pour a splash of olive oil on one half of the paper, close to the center of the crease. Begin building your layers over the olive oil, in the following order: potato slices, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, then carrot sticks, garlic, tomatoes, chives, black olives, jalapeno slices, sliced lemon. Place the fish on top. If your fillet has a skin side, place it skin side up.|
|To create your crescent shaped bag / pouch: fold the other side of parchment over the fish so that the ends of the paper meet evenly. Then begin to crimp the edges, starting on one end, folding the edges over and over to create your pouch. You will most likely have a 'tail' at the end of extra paper, tuck it under.|
|Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Thin fillets will only require 10 minutes.|
|Place the parchment bag onto a large plate or in a large bowl. When serving to guests be sure to have a fork and sharp knife for them to pierce the paper and unfold their healthy tasty fish in a bag.|