My thing lately has been tin foil. I mean the stuff is really amazing when it comes to cooking. It can be used for so many things like lining a pan to make clean up easy or covering food to help with the cooking process. Well, if you combine these two features you can make what I consider to be one of the easiest meals ever. I mean EVER. Not only is it simple to prepare but the cleanup takes just seconds! Oh and did I mention it’s also super healthy and versatile. You can basically use whatever kind of fish, veggies or spices you have on hand. If you’re in search of a fast, healthy weeknight dinner for the family or even just for one look no further. Just grab a roll of foil and you’re on your way to the perfect dish!
Baked Fish and Veggie Packets
Serves 4/Bake time: 25 minutes
- 4 cod filets
- 1 c zucchini, sliced
- 1 c carrots, sliced
- 1 c white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large garlic clove, sliced
- 4 tbsp green onion, chopped
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 4 tsp olive oil
- sea salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Tear off 4 good sized pieces of foil and curl up edges to form a bowl. Place on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Clean filets and pat dry. Place one filet in each foil packet.
- Drizzle one teaspoon of oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper on each piece of fish.
- Place a 1/4 cup of each veggie over fish. Top with lemon slices.
- Close packets up by joining and folding over the ends of foil. Make sure you don’t press down, you don’t want the packet wrapped too tightly around the fish. However, do make sure there are no openings in the seam, this will keep the steam inside.
- When all packets are sealed, place pan in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until fish flakes apart.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving. You can enjoy it right from the packet or plate and serve over your favorite grain! Add an extra squeeze of lemon for added flavor.
Note: you can swap out any kind of fish and vegetables you may have on hand. Cooking time may vary slightly depending on the cut of fish and amount of vegetables per packet.