Fish En Papillote: It’s in the Bag
With the first heat wave of June comes the simplicity of summer. It’s just too hot for too much fuss. We crave breezy boat days, long naps, and easy eats. And there’s no easier way to enjoy the flavors of summer than with fish in a bag. Fancier folk call this en papillote, meaning in parchment, but that would require effort to pronounce, so let’s stick with fish in a bag.
Regardless of the name, the method is the same and incredibly simple: Fresh fish, aromatics, and vegetables are layered together within a folded parchment pouch and baked. The fish gently steams with the chosen accompaniments yielding moist and flavorful fish. We’re talking jaw-dropping flavor and melt-in-your-mouth moisture. Maximum results from minimal effort while leaving plenty of time for beating the heat—now that’s summer eating at its best.