Parchment-Baked Halibut With Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots
4 servings (serving size: 1 parchment packet)
Photo: Leigh Beisch
4 (12- x 18-inch) sheets parchment paper
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
1/4 cup commercial pesto
1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium)
1 cup shredded zucchini (1 small)
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons dry white wine
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°. Follow directions for heart-shaped parchment package below.
Unfold parchment heart, and coat lightly with cooking spray, leaving a 2-inch border ungreased at edge.
Place fillet on one side so that it touches the fold, but not the ungreased border. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto over fillet; top with 1/4 cup carrot and 1/4 cup zucchini. Sprinkle with one-fourth of salt and pepper. Drizzle fillet with 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon wine.
Fold paper; seal edges with narrow folds. Repeat with the remaining parchment paper, fish, and vegetables.
Place packets on baking sheets. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. To serve, open packets and transfer the fillets with their vegetable topping to plates; pour juices over top. Or serve right in packets; carefully transfer to plates and pierce each to allow steam to escape.
Note: Nutritional analysis includes Sugars 0g.
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I am limited in liking fish and do not liked cooked carrots, but absolutely LOVE this recipe. We usually can't find halibut and have successfully used tilapia and cod. The pesto brings everything perfectly together. I highly recommend it.
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