As someone who is constantly cleaning her kitchen, I really appreciate meals that require minimal cleanup or don't use a lot of dishes. One-pot meals are a great option, but even that leaves me with a dish to clean up. That's where parchment paper becomes my best friend. Cooking in parchment paper, or en papillote, is a simple, fast, and healthy technique. It works particularly well with mild white fish like cod.
I don't really have much experience cooking with fish, but I figured it'd be hard to go wrong with ingredients like Spring onion, asparagus, basil, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. This Spring meal is so easily put together by preparing the vegetables and layering everything on a sheet of parchment paper.
For this incredibly simple recipe, keep reading.
The best part of the process is that after 15 minutes of cooking time go by, you get to open your parchment-wrapped package to a succulent, juicy, perfectly cooked meal and then simply throw away the paper for cleanup. It just doesn't get much better than that. What's more is that this dish is really satisfying. The flaky texture of the cod fillet complements the tender but fresh asparagus. And the salty soy sauce, ginger, and basil bring everything together very nicely.
From Camilla Salem, YumSugar Ingredients 1 cod fillet, cut into two pieces Directions I sliced my ginger when I made this but I would suggest mincing it instead. Serves two.
Cod With Asparagus, Ginger, and Spring Onion in Parchment
1 bunch of asparagus, last two inches cut off
2 Spring onions, sliced up to green part
2 tablespoons of basil, cut into a chiffonade
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, sliced or minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
Cracked black pepper (optional)
From Camilla Salem, YumSugar
1 cod fillet, cut into two pieces
I sliced my ginger when I made this but I would suggest mincing it instead.