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Parchment-Roasted Redfish

adapted from Anna Watson Carl / The Yellow Table

2 redfish fillets

8 to 12 cherry tomatoes

2 T chopped basil, plus extra for serving

2 T extra virgin olive oil, divided

Sea salt and pepper

Parchment paper


Preheat the oven to 400°. 


Arrange a large sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place the fish fillets in the center of the parchment. Scatter with cherry tomatoes and basil, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Fold the parchment over the fish lengthways, then roll up each end towards the center. Press each side down to secure.


Place seam-side up (if it won’t stay closed, you can flip it over), and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and beginning to flake.


Remove the fish from the oven. Carefully open the parchment package – beware of the steam! – and place 2 fillets on each plate, and spoon the tomatoes, basil, and sauce on top. Garnish with fresh, chopped basil. Serve with green beans and squash (or any other summer veggies), and quinoa or couscous if desired.


*You can easily double or triple this recipe–just do multiple parchment packets and line them up on one baking sheet.


Serves 2

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