Mahi Mahi en Papillote (Asian Style Paper Wrapped Fish)

February 11, 2010.   4 Comments.   Categories Chef David Wells, Light / Healthy, Seafood.  

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
  • 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


Preheat oven to 375.
Cut Parchment into giant hearts
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.


Lay down ginger, lemongrass, sesame
seeds and scallions on either side of fish fillet.
Evenly distribute vegetables over
fish fillet.


Drizzle lemon juice over
Season with salt and pepper.
Fold over other side of parchment
and continue to fold over small creased sections as illustrated.


Bake for 15-20 minutes until paper
is golden and fish is making a tzzsssss sound.


  1. I am understanding what you are trying to convey.

  2. Very nice concept . Great tehnique!

  3. What a beautiful technique…

  4. Thanks, that was helpful for people like me who are about to take the plunge into getting fit and healthy!

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