Cod en papillote, lemon and herb butter

Serves: 2
Course: Dinner
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Prep Time: 5 mins
  • 2 cod fillets (180g each)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 120g salted butter
  • 1 small bunch chives chopped
  • 1 small bunch dill chopped
  • 150ml olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

1. Lay out a sheet of baking parchment and place the cod (skin off) in the middle (one sheet per cod fillet) and season the cod with salt. Slice the lemon into thin slices and place on top. Add red onion (peeled and sliced) on top, along with the butter.

2. With a hand blender, blend the chives and olive oil together until vibrant green (you can otherwise mix them in a bowl with a spoon) and pour over the cod. Sprinkle the dill and a little extra salt and pepper on top, and tie the bag together using butchers string (or any ovenproof string) and place on a baking tray.

3. Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes at 190 degrees. Remove from the oven and cut open the bag using a scissors (be careful of the steam).

Gráinne O'Keefe

Gráinne O'Keefe

Gráinne O’Keefe is a chef, restaurateur and contributor to The Irish Times. She is chef-patron of the Dublin restaurant Mae