Sweet and Sour Parcels

Frozen fish fillets or portions would also be suitable for this dish. Simply allow a longer cooking time. Different types of fish can be used for each parcel so you can compare taste and texture.


Sweet and Sour Parcels 

Serves 2



  • 2 x 175g (6oz) haddock or whiting fillets , fresh or defrosted
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 50g (2oz) button mushrooms, wiped and sliced
  • 3 Spring onions, washed, trimmers and chopped
  • 90ml (6 tablespoons) ready made sweet and sour sauce


  1. Cut 2 large squares of foil and lay a fish fillet on each square.
  2. Place the mushrooms, onions and sauce in a small saucepan and heat gently for 2-3 minutes
  3. Spoon the sauce and vegetable mixture over the fish fillets, seal the foil to make a parcel.
  4. Place the parcels in a steamer over a pan of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with baked potatoes and green vegetables. 



Cooking Hint:
Steaming: The heat of the steam cooks the fish and keeps it moist. There is little loss of nutrients.

Nutritional Values per Portion (approx):
200 Calories; 30g protein; 1g fat; 18g carbohydrates; 0g fiber.