Chinese Fish Parcels

A simple, healthy and aromatic fish dish that is suitable for most diets including Diabetic and Paleo diets.

It is a myth that cooking fish is difficult. It is quick, simple and often easier than cooking meat. This recipe highlights all these attributes.
The parcels can be prepared well in advance and cooked later as required. Cooking the fish and vegetables together makes this a perfect party dish.

Diets for which Chinese Fish Parcels are suitable:

Dairy Free, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat and Paleo.


Preparation: 15 mins | Cooking: 10 mins | Serves:2

300 gm (10 oz) white fish fillets
1 carrots, peeled
1 leek or 2 spring onions (see notes Fodmap diet)*
1 stick celery
ginger, 1 large knob
½ chilli, deseeded
2 tsp tamari sauce (or Gluten Free soya)**
2 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp black pepper, cracked


PREHEAT the oven to 220C/425F/ Gas Mark 7 (if cooking immediately)***.
REMOVE any bones from the fish fillets.
CUT carrot, celery and leek into matchstick sized lengths.
PEEL ginger (use a potato peeler or rub the surface with the back of a knife or spoon) and slice into fine matchsticks lengths.
CHOP finely the deseeded chilli.
CUT 2 pieces of foil or greaseproof paper 25cm square (10 inch sq).
PLATE 1/4 vegetables and ginger on each piece foil.
TOP with the fish fillet and add the remaining vegetables, ginger and chilli.
SPRINKLE with the tamari sauce, sesame oil and black pepper.
FOLD two edges of the foil together, bring up the other two ends and rumple the foil together to create an airtight parcel (looks like the back of an envelope with the edges crumbled together rather than glued flat).
PLACE parcels on baking tray and bake 10-15 minutes (or store in refrigerator for later use).


– Immediately
– To benefit from the aroma of this dish serve closed parcels on the plate, decorating with sprig of dill or parsley. This enables each guest to enjoy the fragrance of this dish.
– Serve with rice (ginger rice is particularly good) or noodles.
– For Low Calorie and Paleo diets serve with an asian salad.


* Fodmap diet use the green tops of spring onion.
** Tamari may be replaced with regular soya sauce if there are no Gluten Free guests.
*** The oven must be hot to ensure the vegetables are cooked in the fragrant juices.

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