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Cod baked in paper with basil and asparagus


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:
Cod baked in paper with basil and asparagus
Recipe by Stevie Parle. / Recipe photograph by Martin Poole.

Cod baked in paper with basil and asparagus


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
231Kcal
Fat
16gr
Saturates
10gr
Carbs
16gr
Sugars
16gr
Fibre
2gr
Protein
2gr
Salt
0gr

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Ingredients

  • 1.2kg skinless cod fillet, cut into 8 portions
  • 1 x 28g pack basil, leaves only
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 8 rounds
  • 500g asparagus, tough stalks removed and cut diagonally into quarters
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Step by step

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Prepare the parcels up to a few hours ahead.
  1. Soak 8 large sheets of baking paper in hot water for 15 minutes. Remove, then squeeze out any excess water. Fold each piece in half and lay them out on a flat surface.
  2. Put a portion of cod in the middle of each piece of baking paper and season well. Scatter a few basil leaves over each piece of fish and top with a slice of lemon. Arrange the asparagus pieces around the fish and season them with salt and pepper. Drizzle each with ½ tablespoon of oil.
  3. Fold one half of the paper over the fish and wrap it up to make a parcel, tucking in the sides and ensuring it's fully sealed. Cook on the hot barbecue for about 15 minutes, turning once. To check that the fish is cooked, insert a skewer into the middle of one of the fish and hold it there for 5 seconds, then remove it and carefully touch it to your lip. If it's hot, they're ready, if it's cool, cook for a little longer. Give everyone a parcel of fish each to unwrap themselves and serve with salad.
    Tip
    Alternatively, bake the parcels in the oven at 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6 for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.

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