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Fish en Papillote (Fish in a Bag)

Dinner, Lunch, Quick/Under 30 mins, Salads

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10 minutes
15 minutes


  • 720 g fish fillets 4x fillets, snapper, barramundi, salmon or ocean trout
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme


  • You will need 4 x pieces baking paper (parchment paper) cut into 4 large squares.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 C.
  • Place pieces of baking paper a kitchen benchtop. Place one fish fillet into the middle of each piece of baking paper.
  • Brush olive oil over each fish fillet.
  • Add one slice of lemon over the fish. Sprinkle over the thyme and season with a pinch of salt.
  • To make a ‘bag’, bring baking paper sides up over the fish and double fold the top and sides to seal. This will make little packets.
  • Place each fish packet on a baking tray and bake for 12-15minutes until cooked through. Cooking times will vary depending on how thick the fish fillet is.  
  • Once cooked, remove fish from the baking paper and place onto a serving plate.
  • Serve with seasonal vegetables.


You can add julienned vegetables to the fish parcel too.
Recipe courtesy of Rebecca McPhee, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.9g | Protein: 35.2g | Fat: 14.6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 0.5g
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