Sea Bass en Papillote

Number of Servings: 4 (194 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Sea Bass en Papillote

Wrapping fish in papillote, or parchment, is a unique, easy, and delicious way to cook fish. It also makes a fun presentation for guests! Serve with a side salad and some crusty bread.

Tip: If you can’t find sea bass, substitute halibut or other white fish fillets.


  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup minced yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tsp. dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp. saffron threads
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. white pepper
  • 4 (5 oz.) sea bass fillets


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Steep the saffron in 2 tablespoons of hot water for 5 minutes and drain.
  2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor to the consistency of fine bread crumbs. Mix with remaining ingredients, except fish.
  3. Cut four 15″ squares of parchment paper. Fold each square in half to create a crease then open up. Place a fillet next to the crease.
  4. Top each fillet with a quarter of the almond and tomato mix. Fold the paper over the fish and vegetables, then fold the edges several times, crimping to seal the packet completely.
  5. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake until the paper is starting to brown (12-15 minutes). Place the packets on plates, slit an X in each packet, and fold open to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 194 g

Amount per serving
Calories 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin D 7.9mcg 40%
Calcium 47.4mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 510mg 10%
Vitamin A 79.6mcg 8%
Vitamin C 6mg 6%
Vitamin E 4.1mg 25%
Vitamin K 19.4mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 20%
Niacin 8mg 50%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 18.2mcg 5%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 20%
Biotin 7mcg 25%
Chloride 17.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.2mg 25%
Phosphorus 329.2mg 25%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 88.1mg 20%
Zinc 0.9mg 8%
Selenium 52.2mcg 90%
Copper 0.1mg 15%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.3mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Sea Bass, Tomatoes, Onion, Almonds, White Wine, Olive Oil, Parsley, Salt, Thyme, White Pepper, Saffron.

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