Aromatic Fish Parcels


Aromatic Fish Parcels

Prep Time ~ 15 mins Cooking Time ~ 25-35 mins
Approx Cost ~ £? Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ ? Serves ~ 4

Tip ~


350g / 12oz small new potatoes, scrubbed

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing

550g / 1 ¼ lb vegetables, such as leeks, fennel and courgettes, sliced

4 x 125g / 4oz white fish fillets

1 red chilli, finely chopped

Juice of ½ lemon, plus ½ lemon sliced

200g/ 7oz cherry tomatoes

50ml / 2 floz white wine, or use vermouth or vegetable stock

Fresh dill to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas mark 6.
  • Put the new potatoes into a large pan of boiling water and cook for 10 - 12 minutes until tender. Drain well then slice.
  • Brush four 40.5cm / 16in squares of foil with oil.
  • Divide the leeks, fennel, courgettes and potatoes among the squares, seasoning generously between layers.
  • Put the fish into a bowl with the chilli, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well, then put a fillet and a little of the mixture in the centre of each parcel.
  • Divide tomatoes and lemon slices among the parcels, and season.
  • Fold the foil up around the fish, leaving the top open. Pour a quarter of the wine into each parcel. Bring the edges of the foil together to seal.
  • Cook on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, the fish should flake slightly when you open the parcel and push it gently with the tip of a knife.
  • Serve garnished with fresh dill.