Papillote of Seafood

 

For the ultimate dîner à deux, dip into Jean-Christophe Novelli's dramatic seafood dish

What you will need

2 splashes of olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

1 red onion, halved and cut lengthways into slim wedges Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

2 spring onions, finely sliced on the diagonal Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

2 baby fennel bulbs (or 1 small regular one), finely sliced on the diagonal Fennel bulb Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

a nugget of fresh root ginger, peeled and very thinly sliced Ginger jin-jer Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

1 stalk of lemongrass, finely sliced on the diagonal

2 star anise Star anise star an-eese Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

a small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

600g bag mussels, scrubbed Mussels mus-sels Once regarded as the poor relation of the shellfish family because of their small size and…

140g shelled raw tiger prawns, defrosted if frozen

about 100ml/3½ fl oz white wine

about 3-4 tbsp coconut milk

two 30 x 42cm sheets of non-stick baking parchment (approx A3 size) and string

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