Shannon Bennett’s Steamed Snapper With Chermoula

Fish cooked in a bag is an outdated approach with French affect. I prefer it as a result of it takes the guesswork out of cooking fish in giant numbers. Every bag is made with parchment paper or foil, I favor foil because it takes much less talent to seal.

I attempt to use small fish akin to snapper, sea bream (particularly in spring), whiting or mackerel after which add complementary flavours that like fennel and shallots to the bag. At all times make sure the foil the tightly sealed so the fish steams in its personal juices.

The pouches will be made up just a few hours earlier than, which helps relieve pre-dinner celebration anxiousness significantly. Then, the unwrapping of particular person foil pockets additionally provides to the theatre of the occasion! I prefer to have presentable pair of scissors that haven’t been dipped in paint or used to noticed a tree in half and have friends open their very own. Add some aspect dishes, for an entire, in addition to enjoyable, meal.

Whereas differing types and cuts of fish might take a little bit longer to cook dinner than different it may be a little bit bit trial-and-error, however the technique ‘en papillote’ is one thing that truly makes cooking simpler!

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking programme: Steam


6 x 180g snapper fillets, pores and skin eliminated
1 cup chermoula

For the chermoula
1 purple onion, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon floor cumin
1 tablespoon floor coriander
1 lemon, juiced
1 bunch recent coriander leaves and stalks
1 bunch parsley leaves and stalks
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon candy paprika
1 tablespoon turmeric
1½ tablespoons ras el hanout spice combine
1½ tablespoons floor chilli
1 heaped teaspoon sea salt flakes
185ml extra-virgin olive oil


For the fish, place every fillet on a sheet of baking paper measuring roughly 40cm x 35cm. Place fillet on the underside half of the paper leaving sufficient room to fold over and type a parcel.

For the chemoula, place all components for the chermoula right into a blender, mix till pureed.

Place 2 tablespoons of chermoula over every fish fillet. Deliver the highest half of baking paper down over the fillet. Fold within the aspect edges, then fold within the backside edge to type a parcel. Place parcel on the underside half of the same sized piece of foil (shiny aspect up) and fold as per the baking paper. You must now have a parcel that appears like a puffed pillow. Place parcel on a perforated steam tray and Steam at 90˚C for 10 minutes.

Serve the fish in its opened parcel and garnish with coriander sprigs. You may like so as to add a plate of Zucchini Tartines to the dinner desk too!


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