Kicked Up Cajun Snapper En Papillote

You may have had "snapper in a bag" before, but the usual restaurant version pales in comparison to this kicked up Cajun version of papillote. Just be careful not to overdo the spices — the snapper is just too good to completely mask it's natural flavor and you want that to shine through. With a bit of thyme, some lemon and red pepper accents, this will have you yelling "hoo boy!" even before you pull it out of the oven.



2 sheets parchment paper, cut crosswise

4 (6- to 8-ounce) snapper fillets

¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

12 fresh thyme sprigs

12 thin lemon slices

1 jalapeño, thinly sliced

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

3 tablespoons dry white wine, divided

1 (5-ounce) bag kale salad mix

1 tablespoon grapefruit zest

1 grapefruit, segmented and juices reserved

½ cup toasted pecan halves

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard



Preheat oven to 400°.

In the center of each piece of parchment, add fish fillets. Sprinkle evenly with ½ teaspoon salt and
½ teaspoon pepper. Top each fillet with 3 sprigs thyme, 3 lemon slices, jalapeño, and crushed red pepper. Fold parchment over, sealing top and bottom ends. Add 1 tablespoon white wine to each fillet. Seal third side by rolling. Place on a rimmed baking dish. Bake until fillets flake easily, 10 to 12 minutes.

In a large bowl, gently combine salad mix, grapefruit segments, and pecans. In a small bowl, whisk together grapefruit zest, oil, tarragon, Dijon, reserved grapefruit juice, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Drizzle over kale mixture. Serve fish with salad immediately.

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