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Directions for: Paper Baked Halibut with Julienne Vegetables
oz halibut filets
cup of snow peas
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
Tbsp Salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut carrot, red pepper, and snow peas into a julienne. Toss in a bowl with lemon zest, olive oil and salt and pepper.
3. Fold a 16” by 16” piece of parchment paper in half and cut out a large heart shape, with the fold being the centre of the heart. Open it up and then place some of the vegetables along the fold. Place piece of halibut on top of the vegetables, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on a little lemon juice.
4. Fold the other half of the heart over and begin to fold and roll over the edges to create a package. Twist end to seal.