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.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Grill / Oven
- Cuisine: International
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
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- 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.
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Keywords: Amberjack, Fish, White Fish, Coastal, Low Country, Pescatarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Whole 30, Paleo