The prize challenge is back - in time for Christmas! So to counteract all the rich and calorific Christmas fare I thought I'd choose a 'healthy' way of cooking. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe and photograph of something you have cooked 'en papillote'. Post it as a new thread, tag it cookingbites prize challenge' and place a link to it (and a photo if you wish) in this thread.* The winner will be decided by a members' poll. New deadline: Midday 25th January. So - what is 'en papillote'? Its a French term which literally means 'in parchment', describing the cooking method which involves cooking ingredients in a pouch of paper or foil and baking in the oven. To quote Great British Chefs website: Although its a classic French method of cooking its very well suited to home cooking and useful if 'cooking for one' - what is more, there is no washing up and minimal preparation time! You just need to remember a few simple rules. Cooking en papillotte is suitable for all kinds of ingredients including vegetarian and vegan. One thing to remember if you intend using meat is that it isn't going to brown - so you might want to consider using a paste to coat the meat and colour it. There are some good tips here: https://www.seriouseats.com/2010/03...-packages-vegetables-meat-fish-slideshow.html https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-an...papillote-for-simple-parcels-full-of-sensati/ Details of the prize will be in the next post. *Please PM me if you need help regarding how to enter.