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Light and refreshing, this recipe steams barramundi en papillote (in a parchment paper packet) with meyer lemon, ginger, and bell peppers for a healthy, simple meal. Vijay, Recipe Hunter

Vijay Nathan, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter and Chef


Barramundi en Papillote

Parchment packets for perfectly cooked fish

One of the best methods to cook fish is en papillote, or baked in a packet made out of parchment paper. First, a piece of fish is placed in the center of a piece of parchment then topped with flavorful aromatics like citrus, herbs, and vegetables along with a small pad of butter. The parchment is folded up and sealed then baked for just 15 minutes, allowing the fish to steam in its own juices, absorbing the flavors of whatever is inside. The result is a moist, flaky, and light dish that’s elegant and delicious. In this version, Emily wraps pieces of barramundi, a newer type of fish that’s a sustainable alternative to sea bass, with slices of meyer lemon, colorful bell peppers, ginger, and jalapeño for a brightly flavored and just spicy enough dish. To get a group involved, let every person customize their own packets. When they come out of the oven, transfer the packets to a plate and unwrap at the table for an impressive and fun presentation.


Emily Caruso

Food Photographer & Blogger

Emily Caruso from Jelly Toast

Cooking should be fun! Whether it’s cookies for the kiddos or a cocktail for the grown-ups, I am constantly inspired by seasonal flavors and anything that will bring my family together around the dinner table. Because that’s what food is really all about.

Emily is the food photographer and recipe developer behind the mouthwatering food and cocktail blog, Jelly Toast. Her recipes are seasonally-inspired and relaxed, but just elegant enough to warrant inviting a few friends over for a fun dinner party. What we absolutely can’t get enough of, though, is Emily’s hilarious writing style. She has a way of bringing her recipes to life through her words, leaving us just a little bit jealous that we aren’t that funny! Her food is made from scratch and will leave both kids and adults alike feeling comforted and satisfied. Pair that with a few of her delicious cocktails and you’ve got a tasty evening ready to go.

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