Cod en papillote with baked new potatoes

16 March 2016

Cod fillets baked in parchment ('en papillote') with spinach, peppers and baked new potatoes.

Cooking time

20 minutes

Serves

4



Ingredients

  • 4 thick cut cod steaks (about 120g each)
  • 400g new potatoes, sliced in half
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 10g fresh parsley
  • 4 slices of lemon
  • 100ml white wine
  • 20g butter

Method

To cook in the oven

Pre-heat your oven to 180*c / gas 4.

Cut 4 large rectangular pieces of non-stick parchment paper, roughly 30cm x 25cm.

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potatoes for about 8 minutes, drain.

Take a piece of the parchment and fold in half. Divide the potatoes, pepper and spinach between the parchment paper on one half. Place a cod steak on top then place a slice of lemon on the fish. Season with salt and milled pepper and scatter over the parsley.

Drizzle over the wine and add a dot of butter. Wet the edges of the parchment with water and then seal all the ingredients in a bit like making a Cornish pasty.

Place the parcels onto a baking sheet and cook for about 15-20 minutes depending on how thick your cod is. Place the en papillote on serving plates so you open at the table.

To cook in the microwave

Cut 4 large rectangular pieces of non-stick parchment paper, roughly 30cm x 25cm.

Cook the potatoes in 100ml of water in the microwave for about 8 minutes, drain.

Take a piece of the parchment and fold in half. Divide the potatoes, pepper and spinach between the parchment paper on one half. Place a cod steak on top then place a slice of lemon on the fish. Season with salt and milled pepper and scatter over the parsley.

Drizzle over the wine and add a dot of butter. Wet the edges of the parchment with water and then seal all the ingredients in a bit like making a Cornish pasty.

Place the en papilotte into the microwave 2 at a time and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Our thanks to the Potato Council for providing this recipe.

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