Parchment-Baked Fish with Lemongrass


Lemongrass has a fibrous, woody texture. Use the back of a knife to crush the stalk before mincing. As an alternative, use an equal amount of store-bought lemongrass paste.

Parchment-Baked Fish with Lemongrass
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 packets


  • 6 green onions

  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, trimmed, smashed, and minced (1/4 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoon canola oil

  • 2 cup thinly sliced button mushrooms

  • 2 red and/or orange sweet peppers, cut into strips

  • Sriracha sauce

  • 4 4-6 ounce 1/2-inch-thick skinless white fish fillets, such as hake or cod

  • 1 lime, halved

  • Coarse salt

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Finely chop four green onions. In a small bowl combine chopped green onions, lemongrass, ginger, and oil; set aside. Cut four 15-inch-long pieces of parchment paper. Fold each in half like a book, creasing the center. Open papers and spread an even amount of the lemongrass mixture across the middle of one side of each paper.

  2. Cut the remaining green onions into 2-inch pieces. Top lemongrass mixture evenly with green onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Drizzle lightly with sriracha. Place fish on vegetables; add a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt. Top with cilantro.

  3. Fold parchment over food. Seal packets: Starting at the bottom folded edge, crease the corner up at an angle. Working in 2-inch sections, continue creasing open edges, overlapping each fold. Make sure folds are creased tightly so they don't open. Finish by tucking the last flap underneath packet (packet will be a half-moon shape). Transfer filled packets to a baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.* Make a narrow slit and check if fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. (Bake 1 to 2 minutes more, if needed.) Open packets carefully to serve. Makes 4 servings. *Tip: If fish fillets are 3/4 to 1 inch thick, increase baking time to 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 133.1mg 666%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 903mg 19%
Folate, total 61.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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