Just for the Halibut {Resolutions In Motion}

I can't believe that this is the last Resolutions in Motions post.
Has it really been six weeks and six recipes?
I guess it has, because the announcement of the link up at Megan's place was a total surprise.
This week it's fish, just for the Halibut...
Get it?
Jokes aside, I have always had a fear of cooking fish.
It just seemed too hard.
I was always worried that I'd burn it and my house would forever smell of burnt fish.
I worried that I wouldn't cook it right and we'd all get food poisoning!
So since this was a resolutions challenge, I thought the best way to cap six weeks of new recipes was to go out on a limb and face my biggest cooking fears.
The before picture.  I promise there is fish under there!
Thanks to Parents Magazine, and a recipe from their June 2010 issue,
I felt that I was in a good place to try and make some fish. 
In parchment pockets.
Yes, parchment paper pockets.
Like a big girl.
4- 2.5 oz white fish fillets (like halibut)
16 stalks of asparagus trimmed
8 small carrots halved lengthwise
1/2 tsp garlic herb seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
4 thin orange slices, halved
1 roll of parchment (approx 4 12" pieces)
Preheat your oven to 400.  Cut your parchment into 4, 12" pieces and fold those in half.  Assemble your packets with 4 stalks of asparagus, 4 carrots and 1 portion of fillet on the crease side of the parchment.  Sprinkle with olive oil and seasoning.  Top with the orange slices.  Fold the paper over your fish and veggies and then fold up the sides to make a pocket.  Make sure it's wrapped up nicely, and then arrange on a baking sheet.  Bake for approx 12 minutes.  Check for doneness, fish should flake and veggies should be tender, but not soft.  When done, remove from parchment, plate, and enjoy.  Makes 4 servings.
*** I searched for the original recipe on Parents.com and Google. This link was the closest I could come up with. The link will also take you to an ebook available for purchase. I'm not blogging for Parents Magazine or the ebook. Just to be clear.
The after.  Yum!
Cooking notes:  I used about 5 oz of halibut, which I halved into 2 parchment packets.  I added the veggies and orange slices accordingly.  Since the fish was a larger portion I cooked it for 20 minutes total.  It was delicious, but I think that was because I had actually made fish.  Fish that was edible!
Joining Resolutions in Motion was a great start to the new year.  I'm hoping to keep it up, and still try one new recipe a week for the new year.  I pin tons of recipes.  I'm always cutting them out of magazines, but then I get too overwhelmed to try a single one.  Then when I do, I plan to cook a new recipe every day, and when one doesn't come out right, I quit.  I get discouraged, and resign myself to the fact that I'll never be a domestic goddess.  It doesn't have to be that way.  Start small, with just a single goal, and you may end your journey with baked fish in parchement, just for the halibut.
Linking up here!


  1. I'm impressed! Looks delicious, and I'm not huge on fish (I'm a shame to my home state of Maine). Thanks for joining us for the challenge and congrats on achieving your goal!!

  2. I feel the same way about cooking fish - that's why the hubby cooks it - lol!
    But when I saw the pics on instagram, I was already drooling!
    I may have to have you and your mama over for dinner in May - just sayin'...I'll have the ingredients all ready for you and everything! All you have to do is, um...cook?

  3. and LMAO!!! Just for the HALIBUT!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  4. This looks really yummy and simple. I'll have to give it a try next week.