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Baked Fish Packets

Baked Fish Packets
YIELDS
2 servings

I used to think this kind of recipe was really difficult to make until I gave it a go. I was  so wrong—this is incredibly simple, and such a joy to serve. The smell that hits you when you open up these packets is just fantastic.

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Ingredients

2
fillets white fish, such as cod or halibut
1
thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1
tsp garlic-infused olive oil
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1
tsp coconut aminos, or tamari
½
tsp fish sauce
½
cup coconut milk
1
stalk lemongrass, sliced in half lengthwise and bruised
2
kaffir lime leaves, preferably fresh
1
handful fresh cilantro leaves, plus 2 sprigs
Chopped red chili, to serve
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Cut out two large squares of aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet. Put a fish fillet in the middle of each, and fold up the sides to create a bowl shape.

Step 3

Mix together the ginger, garlic olive oil, lime zest and juice, coconut aminos, fish sauce and coconut milk, then pour half over each fillet. Tuck the lemongrass and a lime leaf into each wrapper next to the fish, and sprinkle with the cilantro leaves. Fold up the sides to create a packet, scrunching the top of the foil together so that no liquid or steam can escape.

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Garnish each parcel with a sprig of cilantro and a sprinkle of chopped chili and serve with steamed green vegetables, such as bok choy or tenderstem broccoli, or boiled new potatoes if you’re not watching your weight.

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