This is a quick meal that I make quite often because it is so easy. I used Dover Sole this time, but you can use pretty much any fish – salmon works particularly well. What’s great about this is that you cook the vegetables at the same time as the fish. The secret is to make sure that there is liquid in the foil and that your foil packet (papillote) is properly sealed before you pop it in the oven.

1lb Dover Sole fillets (or any other fish)
Whatever vegetables you have in the fridge/I used broccoli, carrots and potatoes.
1 onion peeled and quartered (I used 2 as Hubby loved cooked onions)
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Lemon pepper
1tbsp any dried fish friendly herbs (oregano and thyme are both good. Trader Joe’s does a lovely mix of grilling spices for seafood, which also work well)
Fresh finely chopped parsley (optional)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Olive oil spray
A few spoonfuls of concentrated stock (I use a spoonful of marigold stock powder with a bit of water)

What You Do:

  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry herbs, lemon pepper, lemon zest, garlic and lemon juice in a prep bowl.
  3. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminium foil and coat with olive oil spray.
  4. Rinse the fish if it needs to be rinsed and pat dry with a paper towel.
  5. Sprinkle foil with salt and pepper.
  6. Put the fillets of fish on the foil.
  7. Spread the herb and lemon mixture onto the fish fillets and sprinkle with salt and chopped parsley.
  8. Prepare the vegetables as if you were going to boil/stream them into bite-sized pieces.
  9. Arrange vegetables around the fish. If they don’t fit, spray another piece of foil with olive oil spray and lay remaining veggies on this piece of foil (I did this with the potatoes),
  10. Spoon the stock over the vegetables and spray with olive oil.
  11. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and herbs and spray with olive oil spray.
  12. Cover each foil sheet with another piece of foil, not too tightly, leaving space for steaming and seal the edges by folding them up.

  13. Put packets into the hot oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  14. Check that vegetables and fish are cooked. If not, reseal and return to the oven for an additional 5-10 mins.

  15. Your dinner is ready!

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