How To Cook Fish If You Hate Cooking

    Wrap it inside parchment paper with some other ingredients and it cooks itself.

    Cooking fish can be intimidating. It's messy, it has a tendency to dry out, and flipping it midway through cooking often makes it fall apart. Which sucks, because fish is delicious and good for you. But there is another way — a way that doesn't ask you to even touch the fish during cooking and takes only 15 minutes. The method is called en papillote in French, and translates to "in parchment paper."

    Here's how to do it. You can find parchment paper in any grocery store next to the foil and plastic wrap.

    First, prep ingredients all ingredients that you want to put into the packet.

    Next, fold a piece of parchment paper in half and cut it in the shape of a heart. Make sure it's large enough to hold all ingredients:

    Now, open the parchment and pile everything into the middle of one of the folded halves:

    Fold one half of the heart on top of the other, and seal with small, overlapping folds from one end to the other:

    It should look like this:

    Put parcels on a baking sheet and cook in a 425°F for about 15 minutes:

    Serve the fish as is, right in the parchment:

    Rip the parchment open at the dinner table and the cloud of steam that rushes out will smell fantastic, and impress your dining companions.


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