Cod en Papillote
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Fish en Papillote | Air Fryer Fish in Parchment paper

If you want an easy meal you can make in your Air Fryer, you need to try this Fish en Papillote! It's so good, and clean-up is a breeze!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer fish recipe, air fryer seafood recipe, fish en papillote, parchment paper fish
Servings: 2
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre


  • 2 5-oz cod fillets thawed
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 cup julienned fennel bulbs or 1/4 cup julienned celery
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red peppers
  • 2 sprigs tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 pats melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • In a medium bowl combine melted butter, tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and lemon juice. Mix well until you get a creamy sauce. Add the julienned vegetable and mix well. Set aside.  
  • Cut two squares of parchment large enough o hold the fish and vegetables.
  • Spray the fish fillets with oil and apply salt and pepper to both sides of the fillets. 
  • Lay one filet down on each parchment square. Top each fillet with half the vegetables. Pour any remaining sauce over the vegetables.   
  • Fold over the parchment paper and crimp the sides to hold fish, veggies and sauce securely inside the packet. Place the packets inside the airfryer basket.   
  • Set your airfryer to 350F for 15 minutes. Remove each packet to a plate and open just before serving.   


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g