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Parchment Pouch Fish with Fingerling Potatoes


This parchment pouch dinner recipe combines mild and flaky barramundi fish, green beans, and fingerling potatoes for an easy, all-in-one meal.

Parchment Pouch Fish Dinners with Fingerling Potatoes

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It SNOWED today! The first Colorado snow of the season. At least for those of us down in Colorado Springs, anyway. I have to admit, I was not quite ready for it. I was content to enjoy the fall sunshine and glittery gold leaves for a few more weeks. But alas – it’s time to drag out the sweaters and thermals and coats. It’s time to load up on comfort foods like chili and pasta and POTATOES. All the potatoes.

If you know me, you know that potatoes are one of my absolute favorite foods. I consider them to be their own food group, actually. First of all and most importantly – they’re delicious any way you cook them. They’re versatile – you can cook them a million different ways and they lend themselves to infinite dishes. They’re good for you – loaded with amino acids, vitamin C, fiber, and minerals like magnesium and calcium. They’re inexpensive – an affordable option for adding to any meal. And best of all? You can find them anywhere! I love them in all their many shapes and sizes – reds, yukon golds, purples, russets, and fingerlings.

For this recipe, quick-cooking fingerlings were the perfect choice. If you ever wonder what type of potato to use for a particular dish, I recommend hopping over to the Potatoes USA website for the low down. Orrrrr liking them on Facebook so you get daily recipe idea updates. Fingerling Potatoes
Parchment Pouch Fish Dinners with Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon
Parchment Pouch Fish Dinners with Fingerling Potatoes
Parchment pouch dinners are my go-to for when I want something feels and looks fancy but is secretly, magically… easy. Everything comes together in the parchment envelope for an all-in-one, no-fuss meal that looks beautiful when it comes out of the oven.

When I first attempted to make a parchment dinner, I got all hung up on folding it “the right way” and stressed myself out for no reason. So I’m going to tell you what I wish I had known then – don’t overcomplicate it. It doesn’t have to look like the perfect heart shape that the Google tutorials show. As long as all the edges are folded up and sealed, everything is gonna turn out juuuuussstttt fine. 😘

This easy fish dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and for hosting friends and for that date night you’ve been meaning to squeeze into your schedule. I recommend a semi-dry white wine for maximum enjoyment. Cheers, friends!

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Parchment Pouch Fish with Fingerling Potatoes

Parchment Pouch Fish Dinners with Fingerling Potatoes - New favorite way to cook fish. SO easy and tender. Wrap everything in parchment and pop it into the oven for an all-in-one dinner!

Parchment Pouch Fish with Fingerling Potatoes

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking


26 oz. barramundi filets
2 cups fingerling potatoes
2 cups fresh green beans
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 medium lemon
thyme sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Par boil the potatoes for 8-10 minutes in boiling water.
  3. Arrange the green beans in the center of the parchment paper. Place the fish over the beans and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Arrange the potatoes around the fish. Then top fish with 2 lemon slices and 2 thyme sprigs each.
  4. Drizzle oil over everything. Fold the sheet of parchment into a sealed packet. Place the packets onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, carefully open the parchment pouches, then serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 393
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 567 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Janice
    December 9, 2019

    When do you add the garlic??

    • thefitchen
      December 25, 2019

      The garlic is added on top of the green beans when you’re creating the parchment pouches. I apologize for the oversight – I’ll add in that correction now. :)