Even a die-hard cooking aficionado needs a respite; that’s why this technique of cooking fish is so great; first of all, it won’t smell up the kitchen, it takes just minutes to put together, and the results are always superlative. A perfect way to end the workweek.
All you need is a good fish fillet (or more). Some spices to throw on the fish, a lemon, olive oil, some capers if you like them or olives. Baking paper or foil. Bake the fish about 7 minutes in a hot oven.
- 1 pound of fish fillet (I used hamour), the best possible fish
- spices: 1 tsp of coriander, 1 tsp of dill, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of pink peppercorns (or white), 1 tsp of rosemary or marjoram or zaatar, salt, to taste
- olive oil, as needed
- 1 lemon, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup of capers or green olives, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Cut the paper into large rectangles. Place each fillet (cut into a neat rectangle or square) in the middle; sprinkle with the spices on both sides, pour some olive oil (about 2 tbsp), some capers or olives, and place 3 slices of lemon on top of the fillet; close the paper as if wrapping a gift (tight) and place on a baking sheet; bake for no more than 7 minutes. Check to see if the fish flakes easily and serve immediately.