Amberjack en Papillote

Amberjack en Pappilote | EatSimpleFood.com Amberjack en Papillote | EatSimpleFood.com Print

Amberjack (White Fish) en Papillote

We have a banana tree in our backyard and the leaves are perfect for making a “little package” (en papillote) for this local amberjack recipe (or around any fish/chicken/vegetables).   The leaves act as a barrier to direct heat and/or steam whatever is inside and give off a slightly smoky flavor.  It also looks incredibly lovely.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill / Oven
  • Cuisine: International

Ingredients

  • 4 fillets (~2 lb) amberjack (or other white fish)
  • 1 Tbsp e.v. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white wine
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch red pepper flakes or ground black pepper
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme as a garnish
  • 4 banana leaves (or aluminum wrap)

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill to medium high heat (~ 375F)
  • In a small bowl mix: olive oil, white wine, curry powder, sea salt, and red pepper flakes
  • Baste each side of each fish (Amberjack  is pictured, but halibut, wahoo, cod, snapper, etc. would also work well).  Wrap each piece of fish in a banana leaf.  Roll or cinch tight and place on the grill with the seams sides down (if using aluminum then place the cinched side up).
  • Grill covered ~12-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish) or until fish is white and flaky.  Some of the edges of the banana leaf may burn/singe on the edges.
  • Be careful when opening these piping hot packages – no need to start dinner with a steam burn!  Top with a fresh thyme.  Add sea salt to taste. Serve with grilled vegetables, rice, tomato salad, and/or grilled fruit.  Happy Eating!  Beckie

Notes

  • Don’t have a grill?  No problem.  Bake in the oven at 375F for 12-15 minutes or until flaky.
  • Can’t find banana leaves?  Use aluminum foil or parchment paper instead.

 

Things In My Kitchen:

  • Weber Q1200 – this is my grill, y’all.  It’s pretty & cool, simple, has even & consistent heat, and easy to clean.  You can even take the grates off, wipe off quickly, and stick in the dishwasher.  It fits 6 strip steaks perfectly and is portable (you have to buy this separate and also an adapter hose) so you can easily take it with you camping.

For more kitchen items I love/use: please visit my shop page.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting my blog & love of cooking.

Keywords: Amberjack, Fish, White Fish, Coastal, Low Country, Pescatarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Whole 30, Paleo

Print This Recipe

Ingredients
No ingredients required for this recipe.
Directions
No directions required for this recipe.
Amberjack en Papillote

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *