Halibut in Parchment Paper with Lime Infused Olive Oil and Fresh Cilantro

Cooking in parchment captures or shall we say seals the great flavor of what is inside the package. Cooking with parchment paper is an easy way to create a delicious meal quickly for a weeknight entrée. This version features the perfect combination of cilantro and lime with a fabulous fish. Be careful when opening the package, because hot steam will be released. If you do not have parchment paper, heavy duty foil can be used too.   Lime Avocado Oil is being used and can be purchased on-line at Spicewood Food Company. The recipe ingredients reflect a single serving. Increase amounts to accommodate your desired menu.

Ingredients

1 – 6 oz. halibut fillet rinsed and patted dry
1 tablespoon of lime avocado oil or regular olive oil
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro minced or more depending on taste
1 lime thinly sliced
Parchment paper or heavy duty foil

Technique

Cut a piece of parchment paper or foil to about 10 inches in length and 12 inches in width. Place the parchment paper or foil on a baking sheet. Half of the sheet should be flat and the other flat will be the “cover”. Arrange half of the lime slices on the parchment paper or foil place fish on limes. Add avocado oil and evenly coat fish. Sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Add cilantro and place the remaining limes on top. Fold paper or foil overlapping each other in increments of 1 – 2 inches crimping to seal. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Plate and carefully open package, because hot steam will be released.

Suggested Side Dish

Try Rice with Pineapple and Coconut Milk or Island Rice.

Suggested Beverage

Try our Island Margarita, Classic Margarita, Mojito,  Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc (California), Procrastinate Chardonnay (California) or a Corona with a wedge of lime.

Chatty Advice

When making any of our gluten-free recipes take care in reading the labels of any packaged or canned products. If there is a label on anything you are using, read it or ask to make sure that it is indeed gluten-free. Many products vary in ingredients from brand to brand. Some examples of this can be found when looking at the labels of soy sauce, mustard, distilled vinegar, and even chicken broth.

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