Basic Fish Baked in Parchment

Basic Fish Baked in Parchment
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  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine or water
  • 3 thin lemon slices
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Fresh herbs, such as chives, parsley, tarragon, or chervil (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf, cut in half (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 (6-ounce) firm-fleshed white-fish fillet, such as halibut, cod, or haddock (the fillet should be between ¾ and 1 ¼ inches thick)

Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Draw out a large piece of parchment paper (about 17 by 11 inches) and, with one of the longer edges closest you, fold it in half from left to right. Using scissors, cut out a large heart shape. Place the fish in the center of one half o...

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