Mum’s fish parcels
Time to make: 45 mins
( Hands-on time: 10 mins )
Total cost: $ 10.00 / $ 2.50 per serve
(at time of publication)
2 medium-sized potatoes
2 large carrots
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 x 125g fresh fish fillets such as hake or tarakihi
4 fresh spinach leaves
1 cup trim milk
4 corn cobs
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 1g
Dietary fibre 6g
1 Preheat oven to 200.C (or 180.C fan-forced). Cut potatoes and carrots in very thin slices (you can use a vegetable peeler to create long thin slices).
2 Cut 4 tinfoil squares, about 15cm x 15cm. Arrange potato and carrot slices on each square. Sprinkle with oregano. Arrange fish fillets on top. Cover with 1 spinach leaf.
3 To make each fish parcel, raise the four corners of tinfoil square, pour in 1/4 cup milk then twist corners to seal. Bake for 35 minutes. Serve with corn or a salad if you prefer.
- Kale is a good substitute for spinach.
- Experiment with kumara slices instead of potato.
- For a creamier dish, use light coconut cream.
- To reduce the oven time to 15 minutes, pre-cook potato and carrot slices in the microwave for 5 minutes on high.
- Fresh salmon works beautifully in this recipe but it’s more expensive.
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