Celes’ Yummy Fish

Celes Chere on Solitary IslandCeles: “What would you like?”

Cid: “Well, unless I ask for fish, I won’t get anything! That’s all there is here!”

Celes: “I’ll go catch some.”


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • About 3 square inches of fresh ginger root
  • 2 green onions, chopped, green part only
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, washed and sliced thinly
  • ¾ oz. cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark-roasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark 100% maple syrup
  • 4 4-oz. pieces of arctic char, wild Pacific halibut, tilapia, or similar fish that is sustainable for your region
  • 4 large squares of parchment paper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel the garlic and ginger and grate into a small bowl. Stir in onions, serrano pepper, zucchini, and cilantro. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and maple syrup, and toss well to combine.

Place a piece of fish on each square of parchment paper and divide the topping evenly between them, spreading it over the top. Fold the paper over to form a packet around each fillet and seal the edge of each packet, crimping tightly.

Arrange the packets on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Unseal and serve.