How to make Fish in Butter Paper -

Marinated fish pieces packed with brown rice in butter paper and cooked in the oven

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (फिश फिले), Butter paper sheets

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

Fish in Butter Paper

Fish in Butter Paper Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fish in Butter Paper Recipe

  • Fish fillets 2

  • Butter paper sheets 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Lemons 4

  • Red capsicum , cut into small squares 2 medium

  • Yellow capsicums , cut into small squares 2 medium

  • Green capsicum , cut into small squares 2 medium

  • Brown rice , cooked 2 cups

  • Garlic 16-20 cloves

  • Fresh dill leaves 8-12 sprigs

  • Cream cheese 8 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 1 cup

  • Lemon 12 slices


Step 1

Spread each butter paper on table top and halve it. Cut them into squares and further cut them into rounds with one set being a little smaller than the other.

Step 2

Halve each fish fillet and place in a large bowl. Add salt, crushed black peppercorns and lemon juice. Add the coloured capsicum squares and mix well and let them marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 190° C.

Step 4

For each parcel, place ½ cup cooked brown rice in the centre of each bigger round piece of butter paper sheet, sprinkle 4-5 garlic cloves and place 1 fish piece over it. Top with some capsicum squares and 2-3 sprigs of dill.

Step 5

Mix cream cheese and cream in a small bowl and mix well. Put some this mixture over the vegetables. Place 3 lemon slices at some distance from each other.

Step 6

Cover with the smaller round and fold the edges of the 2 paper rounds together all around so that there is no opening anywhere.

Step 7

Place the parcels in a baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Step 8

The paper will get slightly burnt.

Step 9

Bring the tray out of the oven and serve in the paper itself. It should be opened just before eating.

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