This is one of my favorite fish meals to make because it is easy, yummy and it can go in my oven or on the grill in the summer. Personally, I love white fish like tilapia because it is a mild fish. Though, when it comes to my sushi, I pretty much eat any fish.
You can either get fresh fish fillets from your local fish place or grocery store’s fish section. I prefer to get the frozen fillets that are individually packaged because I can just take out how many I want at a time and not end up with leftovers that won’t be eaten. Let’s be honest, fish the next day is just not something you want to eat.
This pairs great with rice or fresh veggies or salad in the summer. I love tilapia with grilled asparagus in the summer. Plus, I use fresh herbs from my herb garden to enhance the taste of my fish. Win-Win!
Now, I can’t get Danyella, aka the sassy tween, to eat fish but she tried this and loved it. This is a huge accomplishment in my mom life!
Foil Lemon Fish Packets
A fresh, light, easy fish recipe.
- 2-4 fish fillets
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 lemon sliced
- 1/2 lemon for juicing
- olive oil for foil
- a piece of tin foil for each fillet large enough to create a packet
- salt and pepper; to taste
- Set oven to 350 degrees or fire up your grill. Fold the sides of each piece of tin foil to create walls. Drizzle oil in each.
- Place a fillet on each piece. Sprinkle each piece with garlic, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Squeeze lemon and place lemon slices on each fillet.
- Fold each packet around the fish. Set the fish in a glass or tin baking dish or place directly on your grill.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the fillets. The last 5 minutes I like to open the packets and let the lemons bake into the fish a little more.
- Serve with a yummy side and enjoy a nice dinner with your family.