If you like a quick and easy meal that is full of flavor then these little foil dinners are perfect for you. Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis know that my son is my biggest critic. I was expecting the usuall response to this dinner like “ewe do I have to eat it?” but instead it was the complete opposite, go figure just when I think I have him figured out he changes on me. Even stranger I put a few capers in the fish packet and he begged to eat mine.
The great thing about these foil dinners is you can make it with pretty much any type of fish, use your favorite kind. I bought cod fillets that were frozen since it’s hard to get fresh sea food here in Arkansas that I trust. The fish was thawed but using a slightly thawed fish would work too. My fillets were small and thin about 5 oz. so I knew they would cook quickly so I chose small veggies that would steam well, keep that in mind as you choose your own fish and veggies. The flavors I choose to season the fish were simple, olive oil flavored with lemon, fresh lemon slices, salt, pepper, fresh garlic and fresh parsley. Straight forward and simple flavors but all are a must to give flavor to this cod because cod is so mild. Clean up is easy using foil and cook time is short so in less than 30 minutes you are eating a healthy dinner.
Quick Baked Cod Foil Packets
mini carrots and zucchini cut julienne style or vegetables of your liking
lemon olive oil
garlic clove pressed
chopped flat leaf parsley
Step 1: Take foil and cut off as many sheets as you have fish and make the sheets twice a big as you think you’ll need.
Step 2: Wash and cut vegetables small. Slice lemon. Chop parsley about 2 tablespoons for 4 people.
Step 3: Assemble the packets by laying 2-3 lemon slices down closer to one edge of foil, then put fish on top, drizzle olive oil on both sides of fish, salt and pepper both sides, press garlic clove and spread some on each fillet. Sprinkle parsley on top each fillet. Add the veggies to the sides of each fillet drizzle them with oil then salt and pepper them too. Toss in a few capers for a little added flavor.
Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes for the 5 oz. size fillet like I used, a bigger fillet add more time. Serve by cutting the foil packets open in the middle and enjoy.