Delicious! Arctic char was not available at my fish market so I substituted with sole filets. The filets were thin so I layered one on top of another and then topped with the julienned vegetables and the herbed butter. The parchment pouches steamed the vegetables and fish and created a lovely, light broth. I served with wild rice and mixed greens for a true 5 star dinner experience for my family. I will definitely make this dish again.
Arctic Char and Vegetables in Parchment Hearts
PaulaWK Posted: 03/14/11
JonesLaneMom Posted: 05/20/11
I had never used parchmant in this manner before, so I was a bit nervous to give this recipe a try. The preparation was easy & fun. My fish market did not have arctic char, so I used salmon filets instead. The meal was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. I will definitely be making this again.
amdamom Posted: 04/17/11
Amazingly simple dish with fantastic results! I used Yellow Tile fish and thyme as the herb in the butter/lemon mixture, skipped the peas. Really, REALLY GOOD!
LaurenT30 Posted: 11/26/11
This is a good recipe--healthy, flavorful, and very easy for a weeknight meal. I usually use salmon as artic char is either impossible to find or wildly expensive. The fish stays very moist in the packet, and you can use any veggies you have on hand (halved cherry tomatoes, asparagus, green beans, etc.) I've also used olive oil in place of the butter, which is easier to mix with the dill and spread evenly over the fish. Makes a complete meal along with some little potatoes, rice, or bread.
WorkinMama Posted: 01/13/12
Such a lovely, simple dish with a beautiful presentation. The lemon and dill give the fish and vegetables such a fresh flavor. I used asparagus and green onions in lieu of peas and leeks because they are what I had on hand, and I skipped the red peppers. I also used frozen salmon (mostly thawed); fifteen minutes at 450 was perfect for both fish and veggies. This would be an easy and impressive meal to serve to company, but also works great for a weeknight family meal! I'll be making this again.
Fresser Posted: 03/30/13
A friend made this for us tonight and we loved every bite. Fish was moist and flavorful and vegies were perfectly done. I'll be using this recipe, kindly sent to me by said friend, over and over as it is both light and delicious!
TCUnurse Posted: 05/14/12
Simple to put together - may change the veggies next time and not use carrots. Used salmon since the grocery store did not carry carry artic char