Whiting in a bag

With just four ingredients, fish just doesn’t get any easier to cook

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 286
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 2g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 43g
  • salt 0.72g


  • 2 x 340g whiting, gutted
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 190C/gas 7. Cut out 2 x 40cm diameter circles of baking parchment. Fold each piece in half to form a crease. Slash the fish 3-4 times on each side to the bone – set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan; add the dill and season. Put each fish on one half of the paper circles and tuck the lemon around. Drizzle the flavoured butter over the top and wrap each to form a parcel.

  3. Put on baking sheets and bake for 12 mins. To see if cooked, insert a skewer through the paper into the fish, leave for 15 secs, then feel if the tip is hot.

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