pesce al cartoccio or fish in a pouch

As promised, here is one of the tasty recipes from our Italian cooking class. It turned out great and is such a simple and flavorful, healthy dish. Hope you can give it a try!

2 lbs of fish (we used tilapia)
1/3 c. olive oil
1/2 c. white wine
1/3 c. pitted kalamata olives
3 tsp. chopped parsley
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
Foil or parchment paper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cut 6 pieces of foil or parchment paper large enough to wrap the fish in
Place a couple lemon slices on the foil, drizzle some oil and wine over them
Put the filets on top of the lemons, pour some more olive oil and wine on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Add the olives, garlic, and parsley on top (we also added halved cherry tomatoes and capers)
Close the packets, but not too tight, by crimping the edges of the foil or paper
Set the pouches on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, or longer depending on the size and kind of fish used


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