Lemon & Herb Fish Parcels
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
A mix of sustainably caught fish is a gift of a dinner baked in a paper parcel with lemon zest and fresh summer herbs.
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526 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 500g new potatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley
  • A handful of oregano, leaves only
  • 375g fish pie mix
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Put a roasting tin in the oven to heat up. Put a large pan of water on to boil.

  • 2.

    Scrub the new potatoes and halve or quarter them so they're all roughly the same size. When the water is boiling, add them to the pan. Simmer for 5 mins.

  • 3.

    While the potatoes are simmering, halve the pepper and scoop out the seeds. Roughly chop the pepper. Trim the courgette ends and roughly chop the courgette.

  • 4.

    Drain the potatoes. Add 1 tbsp oil to the hot roasting tin. Tip in the potatoes. Add the chopped veg. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to mix, making sure you end up with an even layer of veg in the tin. Roast on the top shelf for 20 mins.

  • 5.

    While the veg roast, finely grate the zest from the lemon into a bowl. Keep the lemon for later. Finely chop the parsley, leaves and stalks, and the oregano leaves. Add to the zest and stir.

  • 6.

    Cut 2 rectangles of baking or greaseproof paper around 30cm x 40cm (see tip). Lay one sheet on your work surface and heap half the fish pie mix in the middle off it. Scatter over half the lemon and herb mix. Season with salt and pepper. Lift two sides of the paper up and hold them together. Fold down to make a pleat. Tuck the short ends underneath to make a parcel. Repeat with the remaining fish, herbs and paper.

  • 7.

    After 20 mins roasting, move the veg down to the middle shelf. Put the parcels on a baking tray on the top shelf. Bake for 10 mins. The fish will be opaque and flake easily when you open them (mind the steam) and the roast veg will be tender. Serve the parcels and veg with lemon wedges for squeezing.

  • Tip

    A paper-Free Kitchen
    No baking or greaseproof paper to make the parcels? You can also use foil, or add the fish to the roasting tin of veg and roast for 10 mins at the top of the oven till the fish is white and flakes easily when pressed with a fork.

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