Parceled Cod + Asparagus
Do you watch The Kitchen on The Food Network? I love watching the show and there’s usually at least one recipe per episode that I want to try out. Last summer they had a guest chef on, Stuart O’Keefe, and he made package-parceled cod using cod fillets, asparagus, salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon slices, olive oil, and thyme. What’s cool about these parcels is you basically cook your entire meal in one little package and you can customize it however you’d like. I’ve done various combinations which is fun. I haven’t tried the exact one that they showed on The Kitchen, but today what I am sharing is a more asian flavored take on the parceled cod recipe from The Food Network.
Follow along with video and photos below!
For my version of this recipe, I used cod fillets, asparagus, ginger, salt, pepper, white pepper, olive oil, and soy sauce.
I laid down a bed of asparagus and tried to keep it as even as possible. Then, I laid down one filet of cod on top. I seasoned the fish with the salt, pepper, and oil. I placed the strips of ginger and spooned some soy sauce over top. I didn’t really use measurements. I just seasoned it by how much I thought would be a good amount.
I folded up the parcels and placed them on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes depending on how big your filet is and how cooked you like it.
Once it’s done, take it out of the oven, unfold the parchment paper, and your whole meal is ready to be eaten! Easy clean up too because all you need to do is throw out the paper and then you’ve got almost all of your clean up done.
If you have any other parcel cooking ideas, let me know – I’d love to try other recipes!