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Papillotes of Herbed Fish with Gouda

This is the Papillotes of Herbed Fish with Gouda recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min - 8 min
Yields 4 servings
papillotes of herbed fish with gouda


  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano or 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf broken into 4 pieces
  • 4 fillets of salmon or Your choice of white fish (sole, turbot, haddock, etc.) about 5 oz each
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fish stock or chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Gouda
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Preheat barbecue (or oven) to 425°F (220 °C). Cut out 4 large squares each of parchment paper and foil. Place paper on foil (to keep fish from sticking).

Place a sprig of oregano, a sprig of thyme and 1/4 bay leaf on each square of paper. Place a fish fillet on each square.

In a bowl, stir together shallot, garlic, parsley, mustard, broth, salt and pepper. Divide mixture evenly among fillets. Top with cheese.

Fold up each papillote and seal. Barbecue (or bake) for 5 to 8 minutes. To serve, place contents of each papillote on a plate, and accompany with a garden vegetable salad.


Variations Can also be cooked in microwave oven. Instead of making individual papillotes, place all ingredients in a shallow microwave-safe dish, cover with a lid or a plastic wrap and microwave on high for 7 to 8 minutes.

Weekend Version: Choose a fancier fish (like halibut, trout or mahi-mahi) and add 1/4 cup (60 mL) of white wine instead of broth.

For a change of taste, replace Canadian Gouda with Edam, Medium Cheddar or Monterey Jack.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 375 Calories
Protein: 37 g
Carbohydrate: 1 g
Fat: 24 g
Fibre: 0.2 g
Sodium: 717 mg
(% DV*)
Calcium: 242 mg