How to bake fish perfectly? Wrapping the fish and vegetables in parchment packets creates steam that keeps the tuna moist while it cooks. Plus, it's a fun presentation. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020

Carolyn Malcoun



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut 4 large sheets of parchment paper, each about 16 by 12 inches (or use pre-cut parchment sheets).

  • Combine mayonnaise, parsley, mustard, honey and turmeric in a small bowl.

  • To make packets, lay the parchment sheets on a work surface with the long sides closest to you. Fold each in half (bringing the short sides together), then open. Place 1/2 cup potatoes on one side of each piece of parchment and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Top each with 1 cup of kale and a piece of tuna. Sprinkle the tuna with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush with the mayonnaise mixture. Close the packets and seal the edges with small, tight folds. Place the packets on a large baking sheet.

  • Bake until the fish is just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. (Carefully open one packet to check for doneness--be cautious of the steam.) Set each packet on its own plate. Let stand for 3 minutes. Cut an X in the top of each packet with scissors and carefully fold open to serve.


Equipment: Parchment paper or pre-cut parchment sheets

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 512 mg sodium. 901 mg potassium; 14 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 36.4 g protein; 1774 IU vitamin a iu; 24 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 38 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 69 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;


Rating: 2 stars
We like our tuna on the medium rare side, and even cooking the packets 18 minutes, the fish was undercooked and the potatoes were still raw. I cooked another 5 minutes until the tuna was to our taste, but the potatoes weren't cooked. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved this recipe. I actually used CURRY POWDER instead of turmeric, as I was out and it was SO delicious! I was worried about the lack of oil/butter in order to cook the potatoes and kale, but it turned out just fine. I halved the recipe and baked two packets in the toaster oven which I believe caused the kale to be a little crispier than intended, but still super yummy! Read More