Baked fish parcels make a fun weeknight meal. Super easy to prepare and by cooking it in baking paper it is harder to over cook and dry out the fish.
H was pretty excited to get a parcel for dinner. ‘oh that looks nice’ he said – he is my greatest fan…
If serving this to your kids in the bag, poke a hole in the back of the bag to let the steam out before serving – it’s vert hot!
You can use any type of fish but be sure to adjust the cooking time. My barramundi fillets where quite thick in the centre so if using a thin piece of fish, like snapper, cooking time could be as little as 10-12 minutes.
Baked Fish Parcels
- 2 x 200-300g Barramundi Fillets or a fish of your choosing
- 1 lemon; zest + slice lemon for serving
- 1 large tomatoes; sliced
- Chives or your choice of herb
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- Salt and pepper
- Parsley to serve
- Pre-heat oven to 200 C / 400 F. Cut off enough baking paper to completely wrap around the fish. Place fish on baking paper and pat dry. Season well and top with lemon zest and the sliced tomatoes, herbs and butter. Wrap the fish so it is sealed and bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve topped with parsley and a slice of lemon.
Be careful when opening the bags as the steam is very hot. My little guy likes to open the bag himself, so I cut a whole in the back for the steam to escape and cool before serving to him.
Such a wholesome dish! I have never baked a fish.. Got to try soon..
Thanks Priya, it’s so easy you must try it out sometime x
Mmm I love baked fish. These are like little dinner time presents! Adorable!
Yes presents for dinner. Its always going to be a winner! Thanks for stopping by xx
Certainly one of my favorite ways to enjoy fish! This is real goodness!
Lisa | Garlic + Zest
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare fish. It’s foolproof, flavorful — and who doesn’t like opening up a little “present” on their plate! Beautiful!
Love these tasty fish parcels, such a clever idea;-)
Great way to prepare. Clean too and less to clean up afterwords.
Minna @ Kiddielicious Kitchen
This s such a great way to cook fish. I’m happy to have found your blog, we are so like-minded! :) Love your recipes and pictures!
Thanks so much Minna, we do have a lot in common. I love your blog as well, there are so many great ideas and recipes I can’t wait to make for my little guy.