Backyard Cookout Recipe: Fish en Papillote

Written By OutdoorAfro

Published on Jun 25, 2011

Reposted from ActivekidsClub
Last weekend my daughter and a friend did some balcony camping. For dinner that night we made fish cooked in foil packages outside. Cooking fish in foil with seasonal vegetables is a very smart and tasty way to cook fish. Less mess and fish cooked in the juices from the vegetables always end up perfect to eat. The French call this way of cooking “en papillote” which means in parchment, the method of cooking in which the food is put in a folded pouch and baked. Using foil in cooking is perfect for cookouts and camp food. Some of my favorite meals are fish cooked on an open fire with aluminum foil.
Because it is so fun for kids to make their own fish dish, it is also a great way to get them to eat fish.
You need:
500 grams Cod filet (or your favorite local fish)
Vegetables in season
We used: 1 Onion
10 Asparagus (already boiled)
Chopped 2 Tomatoes
1 Lemon
100 grams Champignon Mushrooms
3 Spring Onions
This is how you do it:
Wash and prepare all vegetables. Chop and fry champignon mushrooms and boiled asparagus. Put
them in different bowls.Cut fish in pieces and put them on a plate.

Bring everything outside with foil, olive oil and salt.
First put the fish in the middle of a sheet of foil and cover it with your favorite vegetables and herbs. Add some salt, pepper, and olive oil and wrap your blend in foil. Place on your gas grill or near some hot coals from an open fire.
Give your kids a piece of foil and make sure all the ingredients within reach for them.
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