French is sexy: the language, the music, the fashion, and the food! When sexy also happens to be delicious and easy, you know you have a winner on your hands! This recipe combines the French technique en papillote with Mediterranean flavors.
What is en papillote? The literal translation from French is in parchment, which is precisely what it is. The parchment is folded into a pocket and allows the food inside to cook gently, without fear of overcooking. While cooking, the items inside release juices that create steam and also concentrate into a lovely sauce.
The combination of ingredients points directly to the Mediterranean - briny olives, sweet tomatoes and peppers, with a hint of garlic and shallots.