Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fish-in-a-bag


Ingredients

Best with tilapia - you can also use any other white fish such as trout, cod, halibut, catfish, mahi mahi...whatever is on sale.

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced (this depends on how much garlic you like to put in your food)
  • handful of baby carrots chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped
  • handful of parsley finely chopped
  • lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pull enough foil so that you can cover all the fish and veggies and close it shut
  3. Line the center of the foil with fennel
  4. Season fish with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like (rosemary and thyme work well)
  5. Place fish on top of fennel
  6. Place minced garlic on top of fish, then onion, carrots, and celery
  7. Sprinkle finely chopped parsley over the top
  8. Sprinkle lemon juice over all the fish and veggies (I will use about 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice) and close the bag shut)
  9. Place bag on a baking sheet and place in oven for about 20-40 minutes or until fish is opaque and flaky

For other fish, like salmon, catfish, etc.  I will season both sides of the fish with a little salt pepper and then use a marinade.  I prefer lemon and herb marinade by McCormick.  Then I'll put the fish on a baking sheet and back for about 30-40 minutes or until opaque and flaky.  This is the easiest way to cook fish that I've found.


Another fish idea, take a 8”x8” baking dish. Place the fish inside after adding salt and pepper to both sides of the fish. Then sprinkle Montreal Steak seasoning and bake at 375 for about 20-25 min.