I know, “Plastic Wrap Pouches,” What the heck are those … well it is a quick easy way to make a steamed fish with tons of flavor and no clean up and simple and fresh tasting.
This is fresh fish (any fish you enjoy; feel free to use cod, tilapia, halibut, salmon; also feel free to use shrimp or scallops with this), your favorite herbs, some lemon and fresh spinach. Please feel free to your additional vegetables as I do with whatever is in season. Fresh tomato slices, mushrooms, shallots, zucchini or carrots. Any combination that you enjoy. Take it Greek with olives and feta and tomato over couscous, or Italian with pasta, white beans, olives, tomato and basil, mexican with salsa, polenta.
This is a method of cooking seafood in a plastic pouch, but be creative. I use what I have in the refrigerator and try to incorporate as many flavors as I can.Remember add whatever you have, tomatoes, olives, it doesn’t have to be perfect. It a method of cooking and your imagination determines the menu.
Below is my standard recipe but as you can see, a base of rice, pasta, polenta or spinach; then the fish; the the seasoning; then any other topping (vegetables, cheese or anything you like); then top top it off some butter and wine (or broth if you want).
NOTE: I make this in a large open bowl or soup bowl, with the raised edges you can make the pouches easily and make sure none of the liquid escapes.