Rainbow Trout and Pasta in Parchment

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Delicious parchment packets, with rainbow trout, broccolini and lemon Parmesan pasta all in one. Cooks up quickly in a hot oven!
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  • 2 rainbow trout fillets
  • 4 thin slices lemon seeds removed
  • 4-6 stalks broccolini bottom 1/2- of stalk trimmed off


  • 1 1/2 cups dried Farfale (bow tie) pasta (or pasta or your choice - enough for 2 small servings
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan grated
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 12x15-inch pieces of parchment paper


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Boil water for pasta. *Tip: for this small amount of pasta, use a deep, wide skillet for the job. The water will boil more quickly! Once water is boiling, salt water and add your pasta. Cook until al dente. Drain well and remove to a medium bowl. Add butter and stir until butter is melted and pasta is coated well. Add Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Drizzle with lemon juice and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, prepare your parchment hearts. Cut two pieces of parchment 15-inches x 12-inches. Fold in half to make a 7 1/2-inch x 12-inch rectangle. Starting from the bottom fold corner, cut the bottom of the heart shape to the open side. Leave a few inches of the open side flat, then cut the top curve back towards the top fold edge (see photo below). Open up your parchment hearts and lay flat on a work surface.
  • Rainbow Trout and Pasta in Parchment
  • Place a pile of your pasta in the centre, just to the right of the centre fold. Keep it a couple of inches from the side edge. Top with a fillet of rainbow trout. Season trout with salt and pepper and a pat of butter. Top with a couple of thin slices of lemon. Tuck a couple of broccolini stalks next to it (on the centre fold side). Fold the unfilled parchment side over-top to enclose. Starting from the bottom heart point, begin folding the edges in, over-lapping and pinching as you go to keep the shape. Once you get to the top, work your way back down, folding over again and folding/pinching as you go. End with twisting the bottom point a bit to seal. Place packets on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 12-14 minutes (depending on thickness of fillets). Remove from oven. Place packets on plates and cut open to enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 24.5mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1.5mg