I love wrap-turous meals anytime for they do taste fantastically good. Food cooked in papilotte ( paperbag in french ) will have the flavor and moistness locked in. I saw this recipe in Flavour Magazine and I use fish instead of chicken breast. I am starting Daddy on fish rather than serving him
breasts ooops chicken breast , I mean , all the time. And surprising this recipe goes well with fish. Crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside and the natural buttery fish oil oozing out as you cut a piece to put them into your mouth. It really explodes in your mouth....gosh ! ask Daddy, he was wowed by the preparation of this fish and he will surely give you a good review on this dish :p And this is one way to make your man or kid eat fish :) A keeper for sure. The aroma from the garlic and italian parsley said it all.....mmmmmm a wonderful wrap-turous meal for the two of us. I love all the recipes in the Flavour Magazine and I am sure from now on Daddy will not roll his eyes when he sees me pick up the new issue from the bookstore :p
The ingredients required for this wrap-turous meal are a few pieces of fish fillet ( I use dory fish ) , day old bread crumbs ( I use the store bought crumbs ) , garlic, lots of chopped fresh italian parsley for the coating , butter or olive oil , salt and pepper and greaseproof paper. This preparation is so simple and easy. The end result a piece of sea treasure that have your lips smacking each other :) I know people thinks I am overly expressive when it comes to food , but you really have to try this out to agree with me. I know of one person who will agree totally.... yup my wild boar at home ! LOL!
bread crumbs, chopped garlic and chopped italian pasley
mix them together well in a bowl
brush butter or olive oil on greaseproof paper and placed on baking sheet,
level a layer of the bread crumbs mixture over the greased area
place the fish fillet on top of the crumbs , lightly press down
so that the fish is well coated with the crumbs, pour
the rest on top of the fish and level it evenly. make sure the
fish is totally coated with the crumbs mixture
Place another butter greased paper on top of the fish,
wrap it up and use bamboo skewers to seal
the edges to make it into a papilotte
Place in the oven and bake at 200ºC for 25 -30 minutes
It is always fun to open the wrap at the table..
keep your guests and kids guessing what is inside the papilotte......
You think your guests will love their food served this way..?
okay this is the best part...the oil you see oozing out
is not the butter oil that you used to grease the paper
but the natural fish oil from the dory fish !
yum yum !
I love this part the most...crispy on the outside and
succulent on the inside mmmmmmm........salivating already ?
* wink * sorry I am such a wicked momsie....
Jo , I promise to bake this for you when you are back home .....
meanwhile let me feed you the virtual one first! :P
Does this piece of deliciousness make you excited
enough to want to bake it yourself ?...lol!
Well you don't have to trust every word I say here...
try it to believe me .....mmmmmm
Fish Papilotte - Chicken Papilotte ( adapted from Flavour Magazine May-June2010 )
2 pieces of Dory fillet - washed and pat dry with paper towel
( original recipe calls for 1 whole chicken deboned )
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
for the crust :
300 g day-old country bread white part only * I use store bought Japanese bread crumbs
30 g flat-leaf parsley * italian parsley
6 cloves garlic, peeled
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tbsp of duck-fat or butter * I use butter
non-stick baking paper for wrapping
To prepare fish ( chicken ) :
Season fish ( chicken ) with salt and pepper to taste and set aside
To prepare crust :
Process the bread parsley and garlic in a food processor until they resemble breadcrumbs.
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Spread the duck fat or butter onto the baking paper, then add half the breadcrumb mixture in the centre, level.
Place the seasoned fish ( chicken) on the crumbs and top with remaining crumbs .
Cover with another sheet of baking paper and wrap into a rectangular parcel. Secure with bamboo skewers or staples and tie with string (optional ).
Preheat the oven to 230°C ( my oven I set to 200°C ) . Place fish ( chicken ) parcel in the middle of the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until fish ( chicken ) is cooked and crust is browned. Remove and serve hot.
Enjoy this fish cooked in a parcel that locks in flavors
to create a really tasty and aromatic treat for
your family !
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