Halibut and parchment paper


Halibut are truly a nutrient-dense food. A very good source of high quality protein, halibut are rich in significant amounts of a variety of important nutrients including the minerals selenium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium; the B vitamins B12, niacin, and B6; and perhaps most important, the beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids.


  • 4  Fillets halibut or other firm, fleshed fish
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly grated ginger or pickled ginger
  • 2  Teaspoons  toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 3  Green onions, cut into 3-in. lengths and sliced thinly lengthwise
  • 1 Napa cabbage, sliced thinley
  • Salt and pepper to season



  • Preheat oven to 350°. Fold 4 pieces of parchment papers (12 by 14 in. each) in half to form 7- by 12-in. rectangles. Cut into a half circle. Unfold the paper.
  • Place Napa cabbage onto one side of the paper to act as a bed for the fish.
  • Place a fish fillet to one side of center of each paper and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle each fillet with the ginger and drizzle with sesame oil.
  • Top with the green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Fold papers over fillets and crimp edges to close
  • Put packets on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily.


Makes 4 servings.

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