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Confetti Flounder Packets with Orange-Tarragon Butter

Oxmoor House
Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Other time 5 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 packet)
Cooking the fish in parchment paper infuses the fish with flavor. Serve with precooked rice tossed with orange rind and chopped fresh tarragon.


  • 8 fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 (6-ounce) flounder fillets (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Orange-Tarragon Butter
  • Orange wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 291
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 13.5 g
  • satfat 7.7 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 33.7 g
  • carbohydrate 5.8 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 112 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 442 mg
  • calcium 72 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Cut snow peas lengthwise into strips and in half crosswise. Place snow pea strips, carrots, bell pepper, and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Cut 4 (15 x 12-inch) squares of parchment paper. Fold each square in half. Open folded parchment paper; place 1 fillet near fold on each square. Top each fillet with one-fourth of carrot mixture; crumble or spread 1 tablespoon Orange-Tarragon Butter over carrot mixture. Fold paper; seal edges with narrow folds. Place packets on a large baking sheet.

  4. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Place 1 packet on each of 4 plates; cut open, and serve immediately. Garnish with orange wedges, if desired.

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