Sunday, January 25, 2009

Orange Roughy Baked in Parchment
This was one of the weekend specials last weekend. We sold fifty orders of it, it was so easy and tasty, I don't know why I don't feature it more often. And it produces such delicious results.

Start with a large dice mirepoix of shallot, carrot, and celery.
Several Roma tomato slices
Several lemon slices
Sprinklings of salt, pepper, and thyme
Buerre Blanc

Lay out a sheet of parchemnt paper and in the center , place some of the mirepoix, about 1/3 cup, season it, and top with a fillet of fish (salmon, sole, or sea bass etc.all work well).

Season the fish and layer alternating slices of tomato and lemon across the fish. Sprinkle some capers on top and spoon some buerre blanc over it.

Fold the parchment over the fish and begin rolling and crimping the edges together to form a seal so that the fish and vegetables steam together.
Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. The waiters ripped open the bags at the table when they served them.

1 comment:

The Duo Dishes said...

The roughy sounds great. Very fresh and healthy.