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Sea Bass en Papillote

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  • Servings:

    4 (194 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    15 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    30 minutes


Wrapping fish in papillote, or parchment, is a unique, easy, and delicious way to cook fish. It also makes a fun presentation for guests! Serve with a side salad and some crusty bread.Tip: If you can't find sea bass, substitute halibut or other white fish fillets.
1/4 cup almonds
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup minced yellow onion
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 tsp. dry white wine
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp. saffron threads
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
4 (5 oz.) sea bass fillets
Sea Bass en Papillote


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Steep the saffron in 2 tablespoons of hot water for 5 minutes and drain.
2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor to the consistency of fine bread crumbs. Mix with remaining ingredients, except fish.
3. Cut four 15" squares of parchment paper. Fold each square in half to create a crease then open up. Place a fillet next to the crease.
4. Top each fillet with a quarter of the almond and tomato mix. Fold the paper over the fish and vegetables, then fold the edges several times, crimping to seal the packet completely.
5. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake until the paper is starting to brown (12-15 minutes). Place the packets on plates, slit an X in each packet, and fold open to serve.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 4 (194 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 233 kcal (12%)
Calories from Fat 97 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 11 g (17%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (8%)
Cholesterol 58 mg (19%)
Sodium 390 mg (16%)
Total Carbohydrates 4 g (1%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (7%)
Protein 28 g (47%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 6 mg (7%)
Calcium 47 mg (4%)
Iron 1 mg (6%)