Easy Recipes

Fish Parcels

Cooking fish in a parcel like this retains all the flavours and stops the fish drying out. Parcels can be prepared the night before, making them a great time saver!

Mediterranean fish parcels

Serves 4

120g baby spinach leaves
4 fish fillets (we used hoki)
120ml olive oil
1 lemon - juice and zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbs basil, finely chopped
20 olives, pitted and halved
20 cherry tomatoes

Mediterranean fish parcel

  1. Preheat oven to 180c and prepare 4 sheets of baking paper and 4 sheets of aluminium foil approx 35cm square.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, minced garlic and basil.
  3. To assemble the fish parcels lay each sheet of foil down with a piece of baking paper on top. Place a handful of spinach in the centre of each and top with fish fillet. Spoon the olive oil mixture evenly over the fish. Place 5 cherry tomatoes and 5 olives on top. Fold the paper and foil to enclose.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through (the time will depend on the type and thickness of the fish).
  5. Serve with steamed vegetables and baby potatoes.