Today’s post comes from a good friend of mine, Erin. Erin has been a DIVA for years, and let me tell you … she’s a pro. I remember the first time she hosted at her home, and wow did she take it up a notch. Not only did she have a beautiful, themed set-up, (and delicious food!) you could tell she loved entertaining her guest. And she did it with such ease and grace. Everything was in place, each detailed well thought through. I love being a guest in her home! Always welcoming & kind, Erin has the biggest heart… her love for her family & friends is very evident. It’s this love that translates into her cooking and hosting. A true DIVA. And now, Erin’s story & recipe!
“My family visits Marco Island, Florida several times a year. We learned a version of this recipe from a fish market on the island. It’s the perfect meal for dinner parties. In fact we even had it for one of the DIVAS bachelorette party a few years back! The reasons it’s so great is that you can prepare it earlier in the day, then pop it in the oven once your guest arrive. Since there are veggies and beans in the dish, there is no reason for any other sides. It’s simple, quick and delicious! You can make it in one large parchment paper sheet and serve from there or get individual bags and cut up the fish. You can serve the parchment bags right on the individuals dish for the perfect presentation. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!”
Summer Fish Bake in Parchment
- Parchment paper, large sheet or individual bags
- A Meaty fish like tilapia, halibut or sea bass
- 1 Can of Northern Italian beans
- 1 Yellow Squash, julienned
- 1 zucchini, julienned
- 1 Red Pepper, julienned
- 1 Shallot, sliced thin
- 1 container Feta cheese, crumbled
- Kalamata Olives, sliced
- 1 Bag Fresh Spinach
- Good Olive Oil
- Fish seasoning or just bit of salt and pepper
Pre heat the oven to 400. Chop all the vegetables. Please note this can all be done in advance earlier in the day.
Layer parchment paper followed by northern Italian beans, spinach, veggies, fish, seasoning, feta cheese and olives. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Wrap parchment up tight. Cook for about 20 mins depending on fish size.
Serve immediately either in parchment or out. Enjoy!