Portuguese-Style Cod and Beans En Papillote

Just WOW!

I have never cooked En Papillote, which is French for “in a pouch”…a type of cooking that seals in the flavors by oven-steaming. Essentially arranging the layers in a bundle, usually parchment or foil, and achieving a big-pot braise in miniature.

The amazing thing about this dish, was not only the flavor, but seriously how easy it was! It is basically just a construction of layers.

  • Lemon
  • Two slices of tomato
  • Sprig of thyme, salt and pepper
  • Cannellini beans mixed with garlic, balsamic, olive oil, salt, pepper, smoked paprika
  • Green onion
  • Cod ( I subbed Mahi) rubbed in smoked paprika, salt, and pepper
  • Garlic and green onion
  • Remaining lemon, tomato, and thyme
  • Olive oil and white wine

Bundled in a hobo packet and cooked for about 15ish minutes. That…is…it. Really couldn’t be simpler.

The dish is not a soup, but heavy on the broth…which is so delicious you end up eating this with a spoon so you don’t miss any of it. My husband’s reaction was, “this is next level gourmet”!! Hahaha!

Worthy of company, and easy enough for a mid-week dinner. Needless to say it was a huge hit and will most certainly be repeated!

This one is a keeper!

*update…made it a second time already and loved it again!


4 thoughts on “Portuguese-Style Cod and Beans En Papillote

  1. If you have Dorie’s French book there are recipes in there en papillote. We loved this also. We served crusty bread to soak up all that lovely broth. An easy impressive dinner indeed.

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