When I came across this scrumptious recipe by Emeril Lagasse, I was excited to find another delicious way to enjoy fish!
Quick, easy and deliciously light, this nutritious recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and works great with virtually any type of white fish, such as cod, halibut, sole or flounder. (For information about the safest, most eco-friendly fish in your region, download a free pocket guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.)
Layer ingredients as described in recipe below.
Then, fold the foil over the fish lengthwise, crimping to seal. Finally, fold the ends up to form a pouch. Get ready for something delicious!
- 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
- 1 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning
- Pinch of red-pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 6 small organic zucchini, thinly sliced
- 4 wild-caught white fish fillets (6oz each)
- 10oz organic sweet grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (we like mini-heirloom tomatoes)
- 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Heat grill to medium. In a small bowl, add lemon zest, Italian seasoning, red-pepper flakes, salt pepper and garlic powder. Toss well to combine; set aside.
- If using fresh fish, pat dry and set aside. If using frozen fish, place fish fillets on a clean kitchen towel (or paper towels) and cover with another clean kitchen towel (or paper towels) and gently press to remove any excess water; set aside.
- Place side-by-side on kitchen counter, four 14-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Leaving a two-inch border around the foil, divide the sliced onion and zucchini evenly among the four sheets of foil. Season veggies with salt and pepper. Top veggies with the fish fillets. Sprinkle fish generously with the spice mixture. Then, top each fillet with a handful of tomato halves and one tablespoon of olive oil. Fold foil over ingredients, crimping the edges to form a sealed pouch, as shown in photos below.
- Place packets on grill. Cover and grill until fish is just cooked through (about 10-12 minutes). Remove packets from grill. Open carefully, as the packets will release some steam, and transfer to serving plates. (Original recipe can be found at Everyday Food.)