“En papillote” is a French cooking method. It’s a lovely and easy cooking method, leaving you with a clean kitchen and just about no dishes!
Cooking en papillote means to cook food, usually fish or other seafood and vegetables, in a paper parcel. Ingredients are added together in a greaseproof paper parcel, rolled up and cooked in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until just cooked. I added a drizzle of dry white wine and a squeeze of lemon juice, of course.
It’s quite impressive preparing a dish in this manner and your guests will love it. You can prepare the parcels before and keep it in the fridge. Then simply pop them into the oven half an hour before you plan on eating. Serve the parcels on plates and then watch your guests be majorly impressed when opening up the parcels and the aromas fill the dining room.
Chicken fillets can also be cooked en papillote, but cooking times must be adjusted slightly. It’s a healthy way of preparing food and flavours of ingredients are retained beautifully.