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I absolutely love this recipe! It is so healthy and delicious and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I actually also love making this for dinner parties because you are not slaving away in the kitchen, and it makes for a very special presentation.

This recipe is adapted from a Barefoot Contessa recipe. Ina Garten, the present day Julia Child, will be my forever hero.

Ingredients:image

2 pieces of white fish (8 oz each) such as tilapia, cod, snapper or grouper – I used snapper because it was fresh

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

4 thin lemon slices – HINT: Cut the 4 lemon slices first, and then use the remainder of the lemon for squeezing the juice. Your life will be a lot easier.

2 sprigs of thyme or rosemary

Green olives with the pit

Kosher Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.

Cut 2 squares of parchment paper that are about 1 foot by 1 foot.

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Place the piece of fish in upper portion of the parchment.

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Slice your lemon slices.

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Use the remainder of the lemon and drizzle them lemon juice and olive oil over the fish and sprinkle a good pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper over the fish.

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On top of the fish, lay the lemon slices…

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…and the sprig of fresh herbs.

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Place the olives next to the fish.

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Fold the parchment over the fish so that the two ends meet.

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Starting with one corner, continue folding the parchment up and around the fish to form a package. When you get to the other side, fold the corner under so that it stays sealed.

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Place the packages on a sheet tray.

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Cook for 12 – 15 minutes until the fish is cooked.

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Serve the fish in the parchment package.

YUM!!!