This fish is so delicious and super easy to make.  It almost tastes like lobster.

4   12 x 16 inch pieces of parchment paper

4 (6-8 oz.) cod filets
kosher salt
1 lemon
5 T. butter, divided (Ina used olive oil)
8 fresh sprigs of thyme or dried thyme

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Place pieces of parchment paper on flat surface and fold in half crosswise
Cut each piece like a large paper heart cutout
Open the fold flat and place each fillet just on the right side of the fold

Sprinkle fish with salt and drizzle with melted butter and then lemon juice
Lay 1/2 T. slice of butter on each piece
Top with a sprig of thyme  (or sprinkle dried)
Fold the left side of the paper over the right side so that the edges line up

Starting at the top, make overlapping folds in the parchment around the edge and staple at the bottom
This creates a packet

Carefully transfer the packets to a sheet pan and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on the size, until the fish is cooked through

Place each packet on a dinner plate, cut an X in the middle of the packet with scissors
Serve hot, allowing each person to tear open their packets


Adapted from Ina Garten


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