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Lemon Dill Cod in Parchment Paper with Capers

Delicate, flavorful lemon dill cod in parchment paper (or cod en papillote) with capers – a beautiful meal for a date night in that happens to be low-carb, paleo, Whole30, and so easy to prepare!

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Have you tried my Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper or Citrus Ginger Turmeric Parchment Paper Salmon yet? While I’m a big fan of My Go-To Crispy Salmon, prepared per the broiling method, I also love the way fish and seafood turns out when cooked in parchment paper.

The fish turns out so nice and moist, buttery, flaky, and flavorful. The delicate texture and lovely flavor make it a win for a fancy date night in, yet the recipe is quick and easy enough to prepare for any given weeknight.

Let’s hop to it!

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How to Make Cod in Parchment Paper:

You can either cook a whole large fillet in a big sheet of parchment paper, or you can cut it into smaller fillets for individual portion sizes. I like the smaller fillet method for individual serving portions. It gives your guests a fun little project…like opening a little fish gift.

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Simply place each fillet on a sheet of parchment paper and drizzle with avocado oil or melted butter. Sprinkle the fish with paprika, garlic powder and sea salt. Add on your sliced lemons, fresh dill, and capers.

Wrap the fillets into little parchment packets, using twine to secure either end. Bake, unwrap, and enjoy.

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Recipe Adaptations:

  • You can change up the flavors to your heart’s delight!
    Incorporate your favorite dried herbs and seasonings.
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes or fresh cherry tomatoes.
  • Omit the garlic powder to make low-FODMAP
  • Add fresh minced garlic or ginger.
  • Cook the fish as a whole large piece using a longer sheet of parchment paper rather than smaller portions.
  • Use sliced oranges and fresh rosemary, like so:

Citrus Rosemary Cod in Parchment Paper

Serving Options:

Serve the cod with your favorite side dishes. I suggest the Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad , Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Avocado, and Kale, Crispy Baked Avocado Fries, Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad, or Pesto Smashed Potatoes

Enjoy these joyous nuggets of parchment-wrapped cod.

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Lemon Dill Cod in Parchment Paper with Capers

An easy recipe for cod in parchment paper with lemon, dill, and capers.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 1-pound cod , cut into 4 fillets
  • 4 tsp avocado oil or melted butter
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • 4 Tbsp capers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut 4 sheets of parchment paper and place on a large baking sheet. 
  • Cut cod into four fillets and place on squares of parchment paper. Sprinkle each fillet with paprika, garlic powder and sea salt.
  • Layer lemon slices over each fillet. Place sprigs of dill on each fillet and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of capers each.
  • Form packets by folding parchment over the fish and tying the ends with twine.
  • Place all four packets onto a large baking sheet and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cod is cooked through.
  • Serve with choice of side dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 4 | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
Delicate, flavorful lemon dill cod in parchment paper (or cod en papillote) with capers - a beautiful meal for a date night in that happens to be low-carb, paleo, Whole30, and so easy to prepare!
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WKA

Saturday 23rd of September 2023

I made this tonight, and it was delicious! My garden did not include dill, so I used fresh oregano (on top) and rosemary (underneath ). I also added a splash of white wine, as I cooked the entire piece instead of individual packets. It was wonderful, and I will definitely make this again!

Julia

Sunday 24th of September 2023

I love that! Thanks so much for swinging back around to share your experience! xo

Ann

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Love this idea and it came out perfectly! I would have made my Italian grandmother very proud. Thank you Julia!

Julia

Friday 24th of December 2021

I'm so happy to hear it, Ann! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xo

Janet

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

I do not see in the instructions how the oil is used. Is it drizzled on the fillets before adding the spices? Thank you!

Julia

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Sorry about that, Janet! Yes, drizzle the oil over the fish before adding the spices :D Hope you enjoy!! xo

Billy

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

Thanks for this recipe, looks so good! Looking forward to making this one at home!

Nancy

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Oh boy, we had this last night and it is delish! I love the flakiness of cod, but it definitely needs help in the flavor department and this recipe does the trick. Gonna make it with orange and rosemary next week.

Thanks!

Julia

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

That's so great to hear, Nancy! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xo

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