Wellness Wednesday: A little Papillote de Provençal :)

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    Meaning a little packet of Provence
     one of my favorite ways to cook fish is provencal or Mediterranean style:
    capers, olives, tomatoes, rosemary and white wine
    it’s heavenly combination!
    Cooking fish in a parchment paper packet is wonderful for many reasons:
    -simple with very little hands-on time.
    -healthy way of cooking because the fish is steamed in it’s own juices.
    -They are fun to serve at dinner parties, guests are impressed.
    -you can customize the packets…Someone doesn’t like capers? No, biggie, leave ’em out!
    -And the possibilities of herbs, vegetables and fish you can use are endless!
    This dish is a perfect example of when I cook and not use a recipe or really pay attention to quantities. It’s really up to you and your preferences.  If you really like capers, add more! Or use thyme in stead of rosemary if that what you have on hand.  So, with that said, I’l list the ingredients but don’t pay too much attention to the quantities- make it how you like!
    Serves 4
    1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes halved
    1/4 cup kalamata olives, halved or chopped
    2 T capers
    1 T rosemary
    2 T white wine
    4 pieces of cod
    2 cups of a cooked grain
    Preheat oven to 350
    Now the fun part- assembly!
    In a bowl combine the fist 5 ingredients
    Cut 4 pieces of parchment paper into large oval shapes, as wide as the length of fish
    Fold the paper in half
    Place 1/2 a cup of rice right beneath the fold
    Season the fish with salt and pepper
    Top rice with fish
    Evenly top the fish with your caper olive combo
    Fold over the parchment paper and crumple close the packets
    Place them on a baking sheet
    Bake for 20-25 minutes
    Careful when opening, steam is hot
    This is nice served with roasted asparagus
    While the fish is cooking toss asparagus with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper
    Spread on a baking sheet
    When you take the fish out, turn the oven to broiler, and put in the asparagus
    Set the timer for 2 minutes
    Meanwhile, open the fish packets and plate them
    Toss the asparagus again and return to the broiler for 1-2 minutes
    Divide asparagus evenly among the plates with fresh lemon

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