Paperbark is a natural material can be used as a food wrap to impart a delicate smokey flavour to chicken, pork, veal, poultry, kumara, oysters, fish, scallops … the list goes on.
Paperbark is biodegradable and unlike similar functional materials (aluminium foil) it is not plastic coated (potentially carcinogenic) nor made of highly reactive aluminium metal (potentially contributing to Alzheimer’s disease).
Simply unroll the Paperbark Roll and see what layers can be thinned from the sheets. It is a natural material and the number and thickness of sheets which can be peeled off will vary. To use the Paperbark, wrap the food in an appropriately thinned piece and bake it in an oven, a dry heavy pan or on a hotplate over medium heat. It imparts a delicate smokey flavour which works best with white meats (fish steaks, chicken) and starchy vegetables which are slowly cooked in the paperbark so that the smoke created when the natural oils in the bark are combusted and absorbed into the fats in the food.
Of course you can also use paperbark for its visual appeal and bake fish in its own juices and without added oils or fat; although we’d recommend our paperbark smoke oil for these more delicate, fast-cooking items. Our paperbark smoke oil adds the flavour really simply – brush on the smoke oil once the food is cooked. See the information specific to the paperbark smoke oil for more details.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot ship paperbark to the USA. Instead, use our Paperbark Smoke Oil.
Please note that in order to obtain our wholesale price on this product, we sell the Paperbark rolls in cartons of 20. Each roll typically thins out to an area of 420mm width and pieces totaling around a meter in length once appropriately thinned.