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Flounder in Cartoccio

Posted by on June 19, 2012

This is a perfect quick spring dish– I came home from work late and made it in 15 minutes. (That’s also why there are no “after” pictures– in those few minutes it got dark out.) You can do this with any kind of fish or any toppings you want (although it works better with less watery toppings).

I combine blanched fresh favas with farmstand grape tomatoes and some herbes de provence on a nice flounder fillet and fold the parchment into a pouch. It goes in the oven for a few minutes, and voila! You could be in the south of France. Or in my kitchen.

Flounder in Cartoccio

1 flounder fillet

a handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

a handful of favas, blanched with the skins removed

1 teaspoon herbes de provence

1 tablespoon white wine

1 round of parchment or foil

Place the flounder on one half of the parchment so that you will be able to fold it over into a semi-circle with a couple inches extra around. Sprinkle the tomatoes and favas over the top. Season with some salt, pepper and the herbes de provence. Start folding from one edge of the semi-circle, repeating all the way around to seal the pouch. Just before the final fold, pour the wine in and seal the edge. Make sure the liquid is distributed. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until the fish is fragrant and cooked through.

6 Responses to Flounder in Cartoccio

  1. apuginthekitchen

    I used to make this years ago and had totally forgotten about this recipe. I never used fava beans what a wonderful addition. I love it!!

  2. cookinginsens

    I love that picture!

  3. Sophie

    YES! fava season, the best in the world, right? i need this tonight, i think :)

  4. dinnersforwinners

    YES! fava season, the best in the world, right? I think i need this, like tonight :)

  5. Sophie33

    I just posted a 3 bean salad, a vegan one with shelled fava beans in it! I love this easy yet stylish & tasty dish a lot! Much flavour in here! :)