A deliciously easy way to enjoy fish! Light, healthy, and finished in minutes. Simple enough for a weeknight but delicious enough for guests.
I was introduced to foil packs by my husband when we first started dating. We went camping with friends a few times and it was always on the menu. And while foil packs are perfect for camping, they are also perfect for weeknight meals! No fuss, very few dishes are used, and it cooks food perfectly - especially fish.
This dish really lets the herbs permeate the fish resulting in a delicious and healthy meal. Be sure you use fresh thyme, fresh lemon juice, and a good quality olive oil - it makes a big difference in a dish with so few ingredients.
Herb Roasted Fish
4 6-8 ounce fish fillets, such as cod, tilapia, or snapper
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
8 sprigs fresh thyme
8 large green olives with pits
Preheat oven to 400.
Lay each fillet in the center of it's own piece of foil that extends a couple of inches beyond the fillet. Sprinkle each fillet with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 sprigs of thyme. Place 2 olives alongside the fish.
Carefully seal all edges of the foil to form enclosed packets.
Place the packets on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully open before serving.
Source: adapted from Make it Ahead by Ina Garten