Wild Alaskan halibut en papillote with avocado-citrus salsa

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Wild Alaskan halibut en papillote with avocado-citrus salsa

Gluten-Free, Carb-Conscious, Lean & Clean, Mediterranean, Soy-Free, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Diabetes-Friendly

2 Servings, 450 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

In our love letter to sweet wild Alaskan halibut, we cook the delicate fish fillets inside a parchment paper package to seal in all the flavor, juices, and nutrients.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 wedge organic Savoy or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 organic red onion
  • Fish options:
  • 2 wild Alaskan skinless halibut fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 sustainably raised skin-on barramundi fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 wild Pacific skin-on king salmon fillet (about 10 ounces)
  • Sunbasket smoky spice blend (onion powder - granulated garlic - sweet smoked paprika)
  • 2 sheets parchment paper
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • 1 organic orange
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro

Nutrition per serving

Calories 450, Total Fat 22g (34% DV), Sat. Fat 3g (15% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 70mg (23% DV), Sodium 140mg (6% DV), Total Carb. 38g (13% DV), Fiber 16g (64% DV), Total Sugars 9g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 34g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the vegetables and fish

Heat the oven to 400°F. 

  • Cut away any core from the cabbage; coarsely chop the cabbage.
  • Peel and thinly slice half the onion for the fish; coarsely chop the remaining onion for the salsa. [Peel and thinly slice 1 onion; peel and coarsely chop 1 onion.]
  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel (if using king salmon, cut in half crosswise). Season with salt and pepper and rub all over with the smoky spice blend. 


Assemble the parchment packets

Lay the parchment paper sheets side by side. Divide the cabbage, sliced onion, and fish (skin side down for the barramundi or king salmon) between the sheets. Drizzle each with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Working with 1 sheet at a time, bring 2 opposite sides of the parchment to the center and fold them together several times to create a tight seam. Fold up each end to form a tight seal. 


Bake the packets

Place the packets on a sheet pan, sealed sides up, and bake until the parchment is puffed and browned and the fish is opaque and flaky, 12 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the salsa. 


Make the avocado-citrus salsa

  • Peel the cucumber, if desired; cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, then crosswise into enough ½-inch-thick half-moons to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
  • Using your hands or a sharp knife, peel the orange. Cut the fruit crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices or see Chef’s Tip on supreming. Discard any seeds. 
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, and cut the flesh into ½-inch pieces.
  • Zest and juice the lime. [Zest and juice 1 lime; save the remaining lime for another use.] 
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro. 

In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, orange, avocado, lime zest and juice, cilantro, and chopped onion; season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Open the fish packets, being careful of any venting steam, and transfer to individual plates. Serve the avocado-citrus salsa on the side. 

Kids Can!
  • Measure the cucumber.
  • Peel the orange by hand.
  • Scoop out the avocado. 
  • Juice the lime.
  • Assemble the salsa.