Monday, September 12, 2011
Halibut in Parchment
Is it really because I don't like to iron those linen shirts? Is it because I can't wear tan pants to work? Is it because I don't like to wear some of the bold colors that I used to? Well, to be honest none of those reasons apply...
OK I am going tell you a game that isn't any fun... Open up the closet and try on clothes that you haven't worn in say 4 or 5 years. I say to myself, "I look the same as I did in my wedding picture," but deep down I know that the suit didn't shrink and there is another reason that I can't get my pants to zip. I just don't like to think about it. Some of the clothes in my closet aren't exactly things that I don't want to wear they are things that I avoid wearing because...
Well it just makes me think that my stupid Doctor was right when she called me FAT, I am working on it and here is another winner to prove it! I hesitate to call it a recipe because really I am putting a bunch of junk willy nilly into an envelope and tossing those into the oven. This is how it goes:
Cut parchment into 14 inch squares
spray parchment with cooking spray
line each square with Julienned fennel bulbs enough to hold up your fish
Place a filet of halibut on top of the fennel
add salt, pepper, a smashed garlic clove and the grated zest of one lime
Top all that with julienned zucchini then squeeze the juice from half a lime on top
Wrap these guys up in a happy little parchment envelope and put into an oven preheated to 425 for 10 minutes.
There really isn't anything that compares to opening something like this up! Compare it to opening a little present for dinner, just set the little packages up on each plate with any side dishes that you choose, when you open them you get the smell of all of the steamed vegetables floating up from your plate, The fish is perfectly light and flaky, the zucchini is still crisp and everything is permeated with the flavors of anise and garlic.