Fish fillets in parchment with Asparagus and Orange

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Very good and delicately flavored main course - Asparagus steamed with fish for a delicious taste!


  • 4 15x15-inch squares parchment paper
  • 4 5 to 6-ounce fish fillets (such as halibut or cod; each about 1 inch thick)
  • 12 fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 pound slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place parchment squares on work surface.
  3. Generously butter half of each parchment square; top buttered half of each with 1 fish fillet.
  4. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper; top each fillet with 3 tarragon leaves, then 1 piece of butter.
  5. Arrange asparagus around each fish fillet; pour 1 tablespoon orange juice over each.
  6. Fold parchment over fish and asparagus, folding and crimping edges tightly to seal and enclose filling completely.
  7. Place on 2 rimmed baking sheets, spacing apart.
  8. Can be made 4 hours ahead. Chill.
  9. Bake fish packets for 17 minutes.
  10. Slide packets onto plates and serve.

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