Parchment Packet Fish

If you are looking for a quick and easy fish recipe, Parchment Packet Fish is for you.  I came home the other day and it had been one of those busy days where you hardly have time to catch your breath.  The last thing I wanted to do was make dinner.  I had two pieces of cod in the refrigerator and some pico de gallo, enough to inspire me to put together dinner in under 20 minutes.  If you haven’t baked fish in parchment, you are missing out on one of the quickest and most delicious ways to prepare fish.  Preheat your oven – pull out some parchment – dinner will be done in 15 minutes!  Who needs take out or food delivery services?



Parchment Packet Fish


  • cod or desired fish fillets
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo, per fillet
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lime
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 egg, mixed with 1 tablespoon of water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. You will need one 10 x 15 piece of parchment for each fillet.  Place fillet slightly off center on parchment.  Salt and pepper fish, drizzle lightly with olive oil, squeeze a drizzle of lime juice over fish, top with 1/4 cup pico de gallo, top with approximately one tablespoon of cilantro leaves, if desired.  Brush edge of parchment with egg mixture, fold parchment over, crimp or roll edges to seal, place on sheet pan.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove and serve one parchment packet per serving.  Serve with sliced avocado, tortilla chips, black beans or rice along side.