Mahi en Papillote


mahi papillote

I love fish but have a hard time figuring out how to cook it. I just recently discovered cooking “en papillote” (in paper) and this is a great way to easily cook fish. I did a bit of research and found a few recipes I decided to use to create the recipe below. The fish cooked rather nicely but Joe said it was a little bland so I increased the salt and pepper seasoning as well as added the red pepper flakes.


  • Mahi Fillet (skin removed)
  • 2 small Bok Choy cut in half
  • 1/2 Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 limes
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet. Fold paper in half width-wise.
  3. Place bok choy on half of the paper then put mahi on top of the bok choy.
  4. Brush olive oil on both bok choy and mahi. Add salt and pepper (be fairly generous)
  5. Mix together red onion, garlic, juice and zest from limes and freshly grated ginger.
  6. Pour mixture over fish and bok choy.
  7. Season with red pepper flakes (adjust according to how spicy you like things)
  8. Fold over the parchment paper covering the fish.
  9. Fold along the edge of the paper creating a packet. (Here’s a tutorial on how to fold en papillote)
  10. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
  11. Cut open the packet (being cautious of the steam) and enjoy.

I served our Mahi with a side salad and it was delicious and very filling.


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