A couple weeks ago my friend Janelle cooked me Fish en Papillote and even though it is a really simple concept I feel like she showed me the holy grail of cooking fish. Until now I always dreaded cooking fish in my apartment because I would normally pan fry it and my kitchen and living room would smell like fish for days afterwards. Not only does this eliminate that problem but it is incredibly quick, requires nearly no dishes and tastes incredible because it locks in all the moisture. So, you probably already know about this method of cooking but in case you don't I wanted to share my new favorite way to bake fish for dinner.
On one half of a large piece of parchment paper pile up your fish steak, whatever veggies you want (we did yellow pepper, onion and artichoke hearts), capers, green olives, olive oil, white wine, salt, pepper and parsley.
Fold over the parchment paper and create pouches by folding and rolling the edges together. Heat oven to 400 and bake the pouches on a cookie sheet for 10-15 min depending on how thick your cut of fish is.
Dinner! No mess, no smell, just delicious.