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Greek Flavored Fish in Parchment

Flavors of Greece make this easy fish dish a hit, filled with cod, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and homemade Greek dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: cherry tomatoes, cod, en papillote, kalamata, olive oil, oregano, parchment, red pepper, zucchini
Servings: 4
Author: Nicole Coudal



  • 1-2 clove Garlic, peeled, mashed and minced
  • 1 tsp. Dried oregano
  • 1/4 c. Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Kosher (or sea) salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. Extra virgin olive oil


  • 2 lbs. Fresh fish (skin and pin bones removed)
  • 1 Medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 Cherry or other small tomatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 c. Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 Medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Lemon, sliced thinly (reserve some for serving)
  • 1/2 c. Feta, crumbled (for serving) (or more, to taste)


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare dressing by adding ingredients to a lidded jar, shake well and set aside until ready to use.
  • Cut 4 large squares of parchment paper (approx. 12"X14"), fold each over once and trim the bottoms and tops (like you're cutting out Valentines), ending up with 4 heart shapes. ┬áLay each piece flat until ready to fill.
  • Sprinkle each piece of fish with a little salt and pepper and place each on one side of the parchment pieces. Portion out the pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, olives and onion between the bundles. Add 1 slice of lemon to each, then sprinkle each with 2-3 teaspoons of dressing. Fold over the other side of the paper and tightly crimp/fold the edges of each piece so you end up with 4 half-heart shaped pouches.
  • Place pouches on baking sheet (you may be able to fit all 4 on one sheet; if not, use two).
  • Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit 1-2 minutes, then open, sprinkle with lemon juice and Feta. Serve each pouch on a plate and enjoy!


Note: you will likely have some leftover dressing, so make a Greek salad!