Go-To Meals: Corn on the Cod

Late last week I was inspired by some fresh corn and cherry tomatoes that were given to me by a friend from a local farm.  Earlier in the week, I had seen a recipe in Whole Living Magazine that I wanted to try, and I thought these ingredients would be the perfect fit.  

The recipe required parchment paper, and for some reason...cooking with it intimidated me, so I wanted to finally give it a try.  I believe their recipe called for squash or zucchini, thyme, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, and halibut.  Although, because the halibut was $20/lb at whole foods, I decided to go with a less expensive fish and use cod {wild caught, but still less expensive}.    

If you are intimidated by parchment paper too, don't be.  It's a breeze.  I bought a precut roll, which I highly recommend.  Then, fold the paper in half, hot dog fold {tell me you remember that?} and then put corn {just cut rows off the cob} down on the left side first {if you're using the squash, do that first}, then following it with the cod {salt & pepper the cod on both sides first}, the tomatoes, thyme and then drizzle with olive oil.

Next, I folded the other side over and continued with tiny folds all around the paper, until I got this {this is after cooked that's why you see the steam}:

Bake at about 375 degrees for around 15 minutes.  Cut an opening at top being careful to not get burned by the steam. And that's it!  
ready to eat!  

Start to finish this took under 30 minutes to make...this will most definitely be added to my go-to meals list.  Can't wait to try it with chicken, salmon, etc. and try different combos. 

How many of you have been using parchment paper for years?  Or be honest, have you ever felt intimated to try it?

20 comments:

  1. Of course I love parchment paper - especially for calligraphy and then for epicureus delights like this.
    pve

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  2. love this method of cooking, its so easy and so delish!

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  3. i love parchment paper, but rarely use it for cooking! i love watching martha stewart using it, and i also love ironing a leaf in between two sheets of it, and wrapping bananas in parchment to freeze them for smoothies. when i have made cookies using it before, it has burnt, which has intimidated me a bit!! i am glad you faced your fears!

    xo
    sami

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  4. I've never done this! You've inspired me -- it looks delish!

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  5. I have never tried this before! Must try it!

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  6. I love cooking in parchment paper! You crack me up!

    Thanks for saying you like the paint. I am still getting used to it!

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  7. Love it! My oatmeal cookies are not the same without parchment paper. They help make them crispy. Always love your posts!!

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  8. Love cooking "en papillote". Fish and julienne cut vegetables are the best!

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  9. I love parchment paper cooking, I'm always looking for ways to make my food healthier! I like to use mahi mahi with lime and cilantro.

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  10. Looks yummy and I love the photos! I always use parchment paper for my cookies.

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  11. This recipe looks delicious! I will have to try it soon. I lined baking sheets with parchment paper this year when I baked holiday cookies and it made such a difference. No more burnt or "stuck to the pan" cookies! And thank you so much for checking out LL4L!

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  12. Great Recipe..I will have to try this! I have been doing parchment paper "pouches" ever since I moved away from home and had to cook for myself. They are so easy...just throw everything in and bake!

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  13. This looks yummy! I have been curious about parchment paper cooking...knowing me I'd burn the kitchen down though, lol ;)

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  14. oh I want to try and make lamp like that!!

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  15. There are so many great recipes you can do with parchment and I love that the clean up is a breeze... we've done a salmon, lemon and green bean one that was delicious. You're little packet looks so fresh and pretty!!

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  16. This recipe looks amazing and this makes me want to cook more with parchment paper. I agree with Pink to Green as well-salmon is awesome in parchment paper. Your pics are great!
    naina

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  17. A lot of times I'll take a big piece of salmon and cut it into fillets, each in their own parchment packet, adding whatever veggies I have, and then freeze them for meals when I don't feel like cooking. Delish!

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  18. Thanks for the shout-out, Carlee! Your version looks so delicious--an inspired idea for extra corn. We also had good luck with wild salmon, spinach, lemon and garlic; or chicken breast, potatoes, and leeks. Can't wait to try yours this week--I have piles of corn in the fridge.
    Alex (Whole Living editor)

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  19. I would like to exchange links with your site deliciouslyorganized.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

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  20. Oh my, this is a must try. looks delicious!

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