As someone who is constantly cleaning her kitchen, I really appreciate meals that require minimal cleanup or don't use a lot of dishes. One-pot meals are a great option, but even that leaves me with a dish to clean up. That's where parchment paper becomes my best friend. Cooking in parchment paper, or en papillote, is a simple, fast, and healthy technique. It works particularly well with mild white fish like cod.
I don't really have much experience cooking with fish, but I figured it'd be hard to go wrong with ingredients like Spring onion, asparagus, basil, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. This Spring meal is so easily put together by preparing the vegetables and layering everything on a sheet of parchment paper.
The best part of the process is that after 15 minutes of cooking time go by, you get to open your parchment-wrapped package to a succulent, juicy, perfectly cooked meal and then simply throw away the paper for cleanup. It just doesn't get much better than that. What's more is that this dish is really satisfying. The flaky texture of the cod fillet complements the tender but fresh asparagus. And the salty soy sauce, ginger, and basil bring everything together very nicely.