Foil Packet Citrus White Fish
If you haven’t tried foil packet cooking, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Preparation only takes a few minutes and clean up is a breeze. You can use this method indoors year round, or toss the packets onto your grill to enjoy a light and healthy meal during the warmer months.
This technique can be used with any type of fish, lean protein, and veggie combination.
Any type of firm, white fish, such as cod, grouper, or halibut, can be used for this particular recipe.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes*
* Add 2-3 minutes to cook time if starting with frozen fillets.
4 6-oz. fresh or frozen fish fillets
12 slices lemon
8 slices lime
2 T. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 T. fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
4 T. unsalted butter
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
If preparing indoors, place top oven rack in the centre position and pre–heat oven to 400°F. Tear off 4 sheets of aluminium foil into sections large enough to fold over fillets, with another couple of inches on each side to seal.
Place one fillet slightly off centre on each sheet and add 3 lemon slices and 2 lime slices on top of each. Sprinkle one-quarter of the cilantro and jalapeno pepper over each fillet, and top with one tablespoon butter. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Fold the aluminium foil in half over the ingredients. Fold the 3 open sides, one at a time, over several times to seal the packet completely. Seal the packet tight enough to hold in the steam, but allow enough room for the air to expand.
Place the foil packets in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes, or place on hot grill over medium, direct heat and cook for approximately 8–10 minutes.
Remove from oven (or grill) and carefully open the foil packets to avoid the hot steam. Discard the lemon and lime slices. Transfer fillets to individual serving plates, if desired, or leave inside foil packets and top with some spicy peach salsa (see side dish menu tab) before serving. Enjoy!
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