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Parsley Cod en Papillote

Although Parsley Cod en papillote belongs on a fancy restaurant menu, it is surprisingly easy to make at home. Not only is this an easy recipe idea, but it delivers flavorful, tender and flaky fish every time. Surprisingly, clean-up is a breeze. In spite of the fancy title, Cod en papillote is not difficult to make. The cooking method is a French term meaning “in paper”. That is to say, we wrap the fish in parchment paper, seal the packet, and bake for 25 minutes. For more on this method, see our article.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Classic
Servings 2 servings
Calories 357 kcal


  • 2 wild caught cod fillets ( ~6 oz each )
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh parsley ( chopped )
  • 2 cloves garlic ( sliced )
  • 2 cloves garlic ( minced )
  • 1/2 cup scallions ( use white ends )
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper ( chopped )
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper ( shoestring cut )


  • Mix wine, vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic and parsley in a baking dish. Add both fish fillets and top with chopped parsley. Let marinate for 2 hours.
  • Prepare two en papillote packets. Start by spooning 2 tbsp of marinate on the paper.Place fish on the paper. Arrange yellow and green peppers around the fish. Sprinkle on onions and garlic slices.
  • Top with a few spoonfuls of marinate mixture. Fold and seal the packet. Cook at 375 F (190 C) for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve packet directly on a plate. Remember, half the fun of En Papillote is opening the packet!!! :-)


For a whole meal, include salad, potatoes or rice and a nice warmed roll.
A glass of good white wine is a plus.
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