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Herbed Halibut and Spring Vegetables en Papillote 


Servings: 4
Serving size: 3 ounces fish and 1/2 cup vegetables
Calories: 156

Total Fat: 4.0 g

Saturated Fat: 0.5 g

Trans Fat: 0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat: 2.0 g

Cholesterol: 56 mg

Sodium: 241 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7 g

Dietary Fiber: 2 g

Sugars: 3 g

Protein: 23 g


  • 8 oz. asparagus spears, trimmed, diagonally sliced, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 large carrot (cut into matchstick-size strips)

  • 1 medium leek (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise, each half cut lengthwise into 3/8-inch strips

  • 4 halibut steaks (about 4 ounces each), about 1 inch thick, rinsed, patted dry

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

  • 4 sprigs fresh tarragon, about 4 inches long

  • 2 Tbsp. sliced chives

  • 2 tsp. olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut eight 15-inch-long sheets of cooking parchment or aluminum foil. Set aside.

  2. Place the asparagus in the center of four of the parchment sheets. Place the carrot and leek on the asparagus. Place the fish on the vegetables. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Place a tarragon sprig on each piece of fish. Sprinkle with the chives. Drizzle with the oil. Place one of the remaining four sheets of parchment over the fish. Fold the edges toward the center. Holding the tops together, fold several times to seal securely. Transfer the packets to a large rimmed baking sheet. (The packets can be made up to 6 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until baking time.)

  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Using the tines of a fork, carefully open a packet away from you (to prevent steam burns). If the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, carefully open the remaining packets and serve. If the fish isn't cooked enough, reclose the open packet and bake all the packets for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the fish and vegetables in the packets.

    Original Recipe: American Heart Association 

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