Recipe: Twisted Fish with Spring Vegetables

Recipe: Twisted Fish with Spring Vegetables

Kids seem to love this preparation, as each piece of fish is twisted up in a piece of parchment paper like a Tootsie Roll. And you’ll love it because it can be made ahead, is really healthy, and a snap to clean up. You can add any type of vegetable you’d like that’s in season to these fish packets.


4-6 fish fillets
olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 bunch asparagus


Preheat the oven to 400˚F.

Tear off 4-6 pieces of parchment paper that are 24 inches long. Rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels. Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter running horizontally. Place a piece of fish right in the middle. Brush a little olive oil over the fish, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a few thin slices of lemon on top of the fish, then scatter a handful of cherry tomatoes around the sides. Place a few of the thin asparagus pieces above the fish and a few below.

Now to seal it, grab the top and the bottom of the parchment paper and put them together. Make a crease (like you would in the top of a lunch bag) and fold the paper down over itself a few times. Once it’s sealed on the top, grab the sides and twist them until they are firmly shut, just like a Tootsie Roll. Repeat with the remaining fish.

Place the parchment packets on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and let them cool slightly before cutting open. Serve immediately.

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, teacher, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. She's also on Twitter and Facebook.

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