Mediterranean Fish in Parchment Paper


Mediterranean Fish in Parchment Paper
Serves 4

1 lb. of cod (or other available white fish) cut into 4 equal pieces
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small can chopped tomatoes (or fresh cherry tomatoes, halved)
1/2 c. black olives, pitted and halved
1/4 c. capers, drained
2 tbs. olive oil
1/4 c. dry white wine, such as a pinot grigio
salt & red pepper flakes
4 slices of lemon

Preheat the oven to 400°. Stack 4 pieces of parchment paper on top of one another and set aside. Line a cookie sheet with foil.

Season the fish pieces with salt on both sides. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine red onion, garlic, olives and capers. Spoon about 1 c. of tomato pieces into the bowl. Try to avoid getting a lot of the liquid in there is using canned tomato. 

Season the vegetables with salt and red pepper flakes. Pour olive oil and white wine over the mixture and toss.

Place a piece of fish on a piece of parchment paper. Spoon some of the tomato mixture on top of the fish. Top it with a lemon slice.

Bring 2 opposing edges of the parchment paper together and fold them over one another 2-3 times. Take the open edges of the parchment paper and fold them up and in a few times to seal them off, creating a small packet around the fish. 

Place the packets on the cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes (depends on the type of fish you're using). Be very careful when opening the packets to avoid any steam burns. 

Buon Appetito!