1 small head bok choy, thickly sliced, or 4 baby bok choy, ends trimmed
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise
4 6-ounce halibut fillets
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced on a diagonal
Zest from 1/2 orange, cut into matchstick-size strips
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated ginger root
How to Make It
Heat oven to 400° F. Tear off four 15-inch squares of parchment paper or aluminum foil and arrange on 2 baking sheets. Divide the bok choy and bell pepper evenly among the squares. Place a halibut fillet on each mound of vegetables and sprinkle with the black pepper. Top with the scallions and zest.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, oil, and ginger. Spoon the mixture evenly over the halibut. Top with 4 more squares of parchment or foil and fold the edges over several times to seal. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer each packet to a plate. Serve with a knife to slit the package open, and be careful of the steam that will escape.
Tip: This beautiful meal works just as well with other types of seafood. Next time, try cod, salmon, sea scallops, or peeled and deveined shrimp.
Very easy to make and easy clean-up. I've made this a few times and varied the ingredients a bit with success. I would suggest seasoning the fish as you normally would with salt and pepper beforehand. The vegetables soaked up a lot of the flavor.
I made this using frozen spinach because I had no bok choy. (I thawed the spinach first and squeezed most of the water out before using.) I also added some julienned carrots since I had only half a red pepper. For two people, I used only 12 oz of halibut but kept all other amounts the same. I put everything in a a ZipLoc steamer bag and nuked it for 12 min (probably a little too long- will do 10 min next time) and then served it over rice. It was delicious, easy, and healthy. I will definitely make this many more times, varying the vegetables and probably using tilapia instead of halibut because halibut is so expensive.
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