Life happens fast. We all have too many things we need need to do: work, sports, school activities, help with homework, etc. Our lives are also filled with a long list of the things we want to do: spend quality time with friends & family, read a book, take a bath, travel, spend time working on a hobby, etc. For me, family time has become more critical than ever as I realize my son is growing up way too fast. How did he get to high school already?
We also want to eat healthy and save money. All of these conflicting desires and demands can really stress out a parent. Let’s figure out a way to slow down the clock, hear about our kid’s experiences, achievements, and challenges over a healthy, easy, budget-friendly meal. Here is a quick and easy cooking technique for shrimp and fish that will allow you to spend more time with your family and friends.
A couple of years ago, my husband and I enrolled in a cooking class at a nearby farm. We had a chance to try several different fish recipes and cooking techniques. I immediately realized that ‘en papillote’ had the potential to change my life in the kitchen. This fancy French term? It describes an easy cooking method for healthy food with minimal clean-up! Count me in!
I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen. My kitchen experiments have not always turned out as planned and are never perfect, but this is real life and I don’t recall a time when my family has ever turned down a meal. The recipe outlined below works well with shrimp and any sturdy white fish such as orange roughy, tilapia, haddock, sole, or halibut. Buy whatever your budget allows. I purchased a pack of individually wrapped tilapia filet (6) for about $10 at Target.
I really like the flexibility of this recipe. It allows you to use what you have available for marinade or toppings. It can be varied easily to make this part of a regular meal rotation without boring everyone’s taste buds. If you keep a bag of fish filet in the freezer, you can make this last minute to avoid expensive food delivery or an unhealthy drive through visit.