Pesto Cod en Papillote
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 (4-ounce) cod fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup Cento Basil Pesto
  • 4 pats butter
  • 1 lemon, halved
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Put each fish fillet in a large square of parchment paper and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spread a heaping spoonful of pesto over the top of the cod and finish with a pat of butter and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Fold the parchment paper around the edges tightly in ¼-inch folds to create a half moon shape. Make sure you press as you crimp and fold to seal the packets well, otherwise the steam will escape. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet. Bake until the fish is cooked through, about 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. To serve, cut open the packets and serve directly in the parchment on a plate or remove the fish to the plate.
Recipe by My Modern Cookery at