Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas: Steamed Fish Parcels Recipe

This is an incredibly quick and easy recipe, perfect for nights when you are in a rush. You can literally have dinner on the table within 20 minutes (and it is very healthy)! Serve with steamed green vegies.

If you are serving more than 2 people, then just double the ingredients for the number of people you need to serve.

Steamed Fish Parcels Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large leek, rinsed to remove grit, and chopped finely into rounds (use all the leek, including the green stem)
  • 2 x 200g fish fillets (any firm white fish will work for this recipe, I used Blue Eye Trevalla)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100mL dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup long grain rice

Steamed Fish Parcels Recipe Method

Bring a small saucepan of salted water to boil and cook rice according to packet directions.

While rice is cooking, in a medium frypan, heat a knob of butter and a glug of olive oil over medium heat. Add the leek, and gently saute for a few minutes until collapsed.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Place two 40 centimetre pieces of foil on the bench, then place an equal sized piece of baking paper on top of each sheet of foil.

Place a piece of fish in the middle of each foil/baking paper sheet, top with equal amounts of the cooked leek (and any juices from the pan the leek was cooked in), a good squeeze of lemon juice, a knob of butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Fold the foil/baking paper sheet around the fish to create a parcel, leaving one end open. Pour in half the wine into each parcel and seal. Place both foil parcels on a baking tray and cook in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the fish is just cooked through.

Drain the rice and divide between two bowls. Top with the fish and pour over the fish parcel juice.

You could also add a dash of pure cream to the fish parcel juice before pouring over the fish and rice to enrich the dish slightly.