February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
"En Papillote" (en pah-pee-yote) literally translates to "in parchment," a wonderful and wonderfully convenient way to steam foods in either the microwave or conventional oven. The challenge with cooking foods in parchment, though, is that it's difficult to get a good seal, so there is often moisture that leaks out of the package. It's also tricky to open up the parchment packages without burning your fingers. We've solved both of these dilemmas by using a specially designed, origami-like paper box, with an easy to remove lid, that keeps in the moisture and makes opening the papillote a snap.
Trader Joe's Hake en Papillote is mild, flaky white fish with grilled zucchini, halved cherry tomatoes, and a vibrantly flavored pesto. The fish is raw, and because it steam-cooks, it retains its moisture while it cooks (in either the microwave or conventional oven), resulting in a moist, juicy, incredibly delicious entrée. The presentation is also pretty perfect—you can place the papillote package directly on a plate, leaving your dinner guests to open the box to discover their dinner time treasure.
We're selling each 8.1 ounce package of Hake en Papillote for $3.99, a value you can treasure.