Mahi Mahi en Papillote (Asian-Style Paper Wrapped Fish)

This fresh and nutritious dish is healthy and ideal for a summer evening. My friend, Chef David Wells is the king of creating wholesome, seasonal recipes using the finest ingredients. In this post, he shares step-by-step instructions for making a beautiful paper wrapped fish that is light and elegant.

Mahi Mahi en Papillote (Asian-Style Paper Wrapped Fish) – The Recipe

Yield: Six Portions

Prep time: 60 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Equipment Needed:

  • Parchment Paper
  • Sheet pan(Baking Pan)


  • 6 Pieces Parchment cut into hearts see illustration
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 6, 6-8 ounce portions Mahi Mahi fillet
  • 2 large Carrots, julienned
  • 2 Stalks celery, julienned
  • 9 Snow peas julienned
  • 9 shittake mushrooms stemmed and slice thin(optional)
  • 1 leek julienned
  • 1 ½  ” chunk ginger, julienned
  • 1 ½ ” chunk lemongrass, cut into thin strips
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced on a bias
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1T sesame seeds
  • Kosher or sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Click on photo gallery for step-by-step recipe instructions.

  • Paper Wrapped Mahi Mahi 1 of 6
    The finished dish....
  • Step 1 – Getting Started 2 of 6
    Preheat oven to 375. Prep all ingredients Cut Parchment into giant hearts
  • Step 2 – The Fish 3 of 6
    Lay out parchment and brush melted butter onto hearts evenly. Try doing three at a time as they will take up a lot surface area. Place fish down onto center of one side of parchment heart.
  • Step 3 – The Other Ingredients 4 of 6
    Lay down ginger, lemongrass, sesame seeds and scallions on either side of fish fillet. Evenly distribute vegetables over fish fillet. Drizzle lemon juice over vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 4 – Folding 5 of 6
    Fold over other side of parchment and continue to fold over small creased sections as illustrated.
  • Step 5 – Finishing Fold and Baking 6 of 6
    Bake for 15-20 minutes until paper is golden and fish is making a tzzsssss sound.

Article Posted 7 years Ago

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