|Halibut with Sugar Snap Peas, Mushrooms and Potatoes en Papillote for a Farmstand Food #SundaySupper|
I guess you can call it history repeating itself. If you're reading this on the day it's published, I am currently out of town at Food and Wine Conference in Orlando. If you remember, I published a baby backs ribs dish when I was at the Conference last year, however this year I have the pleasure of co-hosting this week's #SundaySupper event of Farmstand Food with Colleen of FoodieTots.
Inspiration Behind the Dish
The cloaest I have been able to find in my area to a farmstand is a farmer's market and the day I picked up ingredients for my squid ink pasta dish I also noticed some sugar snap peas. I've gotten into the habit of bringing my copy of The Flavor Bible when I go and a quick check yielded halibut, potatoes and mushrooms as complementary foods.
I adapted this recipe I found on myrecipes.com. This cooking technique originates out of France, however I've yet to see it on a menu at a French restaurant.
4 baby potatoes, quartered
6 ounces sugar snap peas, edges trimmed
1/2 carrot, julienned
4 ounces assorted mushrooms (I used cremini, oyster and shiitake but use whatever you have on hand)
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
4 6-ounce halibut fillets
Lemon slices, for garnish
Special equipment: Parchment paper
1. Prepare the pouches. Cut parchment paper into 4 equal size sheets approximately 18-inches by 24-inches. Fold each sheet in half lengthwise and cut the corners so each sheet looks similar to a teardrop. When you unfold the parchment, it should look like a Valentine's Day heart. Set aside.
2. Par-cook the vegetables. Preheat the oven to 450° Fahrenheit, then bring a medium saucepan filled with salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and boil for 2 minutes, then add the sugar snap peas. Continue to boil for an additional minute, then remove the peas and potatoes with a slotted spoon and immediately submerge into a bowl with ice water. Once cooled, drain the ice water from the vegetables and toss in a medium bowl the carrots, mushrooms, olive oil and herbs, then season with salt and pepper.
3. Prepare the packets and steam. Divide the vegetables into four equal portions and place one portion on a sheet of parchment paper in the center, but just off to one side of the crease. Season the halibut with salt and pepper, then lay a fillet on top of the vegetables and refold the empty side of the parchment back over the food. Seal each pouch by folding the parchment as demonstrated in this YouTube video. Repeat this process 3 additional times for each pouch. Carefully place the pouches onto a sheet pan, then place in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Once the pouches have been removed from the oven, let them rest for 5 minutes to allow for any carryover cooking. Serve by placing each pouch onto a warmed plate. Allow each diner to open the pouches by tearing the top of the parchment and garnish with lemon.
The term en papillote is French for "in parchment" but this cooking technique works equally well with aluminum foil. The dish itself was well balanced and Mrs. Stuntman requested I prepare it again.
Before you go, please check out other dishes using farmstand food prepared for this week's #SundaySupper event:
Appetizers, Sides and Salads
- 8 Grain Bread by What Smells So Good?
- Farm Fresh Gazpacho by An Appealing Plan
- Farmer's Market Potato Salad by Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
- Fennel and Orange Salad by Feeding Big - and more!
- Gazpacho Shooters with Avocado and Corn Salsa by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Grilled Peach Caprese by A Gouda Life
- Grilled Prosciutto Corn by Palatable Pastime
- Peach Caprese Salad by The Joyful Foodie
- Radish Top Pesto by Our Good Life
- Carrot Ravioli with Broccoli-Ricotta Filling by Caroline's Cooking
- Farmers Market Pizza by Simply Healthy Family
- Farmstand Kebobs with Tahini Dipping Sauce by Jane's Adventures in Dinner
- Gemista (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Halibut with Sugar Snap Peas, Mushrooms and Potatoes en Papillote by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Spaghetti and Zoodles with Vegetable Bolognese by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pesto by Tasting Page
- Squash Blossom, Zucchini and Gouda Frittata by FoodieTots
- Sweet Corn Chowder with Crabmeat by The Redhead Baker
- Vegetable and Chicken Shish Kabobs by The Freshman Cook
- Ziti with Bacon and Greens by Cooking Chat
- Chaussons aux Pommes by Food Lust People Love
- Classic Peach Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Dairy Free Peach Mango Lassis with Coconut Whipped Cream by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Lemon Curd Raspberry Crumb Bars by Wallflour Girl
- Lemon Tart by Brunch with Joy
- Peach Berry Cocktail by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Peach Cobbler with Blueberry Biscuits by Food Done Light
- Raspberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls by Grumpy's Honeybunch
- Triple Cherry Crisp by Pies and Plots
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