Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"French" inspired fish

As we move into summer we start thinking about fresh summer fare in keeping with being healthy and in the changes in seasonal fruits, veggies, and even seafood.  The following recipe is easy, healthy and VERY tasty and incorporates some of these great seasonal items (*Link below) Hope you enjoy!  Incidentally I am doing a cooking class using this exact same recipe. If you live in the Austin area I would love for you to come by and partake. Lauren is usually always there, it's $16.99 and I teach a hands on, interactive cooking class. This next one is all about French cooking.  It is not a "look what I can do" class, it is totally a "see how easy it is to do this at home for your family" style class.  Added bonus, we serve wine with each course.

Link mentioned above - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_food#Summer

Class information:
Time: 5/3/12 6:30-8:00pm
651 N. US Highway 183
Leander, TX. 78641
Sign up ahead of time *Space is limited due to our smaller seating space*
Feel Free to email me to secure a spot:  tompkinsjacksonscott@yahoo.com

Sea Bass with Parsley Butter in Papillote 

Preheat oven to 350
2-4 Sea Bass fillets (Or if your fish market doesn't carry Sea Bass, Snapper is great or plain old Tilapia).
1 stick (4oz) salted butter room temp
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh italian flat leaf parsley (chopped fine)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme (Chopped fine)
Salt & pepper to taste

Method:  In a mixing bowl place all above ingredients (except fish) together and mix very well to incorporate all the herbs, and lemon juice. Taste and season to your liking and then set aside.

Place fish in individual parchment paper (enough paper for you to be able to wrap each fish up, DO NOT USE WAX PAPER) spread a generous amount of the Parsley butter onto each fish and seal up.
Do this to each fillet.  Place all the individual parchment wrapped fish onto a baking sheet and place into the oven and cook for 20-25min depending on your oven intensity.  Open bags, smell the aroma and serve with fresh poached green beans, rice or over a bed of mixed herb greens...Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. Going to make this for dinner tonight!! Very excited for new and "light" dinner ideas...thanks!