Whiting in a bag

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2
With just four ingredients, fish just doesn’t get any easier to cook

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.72g
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 340g whiting, gutted
    Whiting

    Whiting

    white-ing

    Small silvery fish with tender, white, firm flesh, delicately flavoured and low in fat. Whiting…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 190C/gas 7. Cut out 2 x 40cm diameter circles of baking parchment. Fold each piece in half to form a crease. Slash the fish 3-4 times on each side to the bone – set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan; add the dill and season. Put each fish on one half of the paper circles and tuck the lemon around. Drizzle the flavoured butter over the top and wrap each to form a parcel.

  3. Put on baking sheets and bake for 12 mins. To see if cooked, insert a skewer through the paper into the fish, leave for 15 secs, then feel if the tip is hot.

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Comments (2)

ninadee's picture
5

I had same freshly caught off Flamborough Head in E Yorks. One of the finest fish to eat!

roxburd's picture
4

I caught my whiting off Felixstowe beach Monday night and used them in this recipe Tuesday evening - marvellous! So simple and yet so effective. The lemon gives the fish a lift and the dill adds depth. The combination works perfectly and looks great. I have three whiting left and I will certainly be using this recipe again. I might add some seasoning next time but not too much or it could ruin the balance of what is a very simple yet effective dish.

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