Have you guys ever grilled or baked fish in foil packets? I know this isn't a new thing. I have seen plenty of recipes for this method of cooking fish, but for some reason, despite my love of fish and my love of grilling, I had never tried it!
DON'T make the same mistake I did. Right your wrongs and try this fish immediately. Not only was it delicious, but it makes for the perfect summer meal! It leaves practically no clean-up, and by using the grill, you can avoid heating up your kitchen. My husband had already asked me to make it again by the time he was about 2 bites in, and by the end of dinner, we were brainstorming ingredient combinations. We get a little wild sometimes.
I made two packets with salmon, and two packets with cod -- but I'm sure you can use whatever kind of fish you like!
Grilled Fish Packets with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach
Makes: 4 fish packets
8-10 oz salmon (2 fillets)
8-10 oz cod (2 fillets)
3 medium red skinned potatoes
1/2 cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes
4 handfuls baby spinach
4 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Pre-heat grill to medium-high.
TIP: I turned the left side of the grill on high, and the right side on a little lower (medium-high). This way, the grill got nice and hot but wasn't too hot directly under the fish.
Slice potatoes very thinly. Pat fish fillets dry with paper towels.
Lay out 4 squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray or brush the center of each square with olive oil. Layer 1/4 of the potato slices in the center of the foil, making a bed for the fish.
Brush or spray potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place 1 piece of fish on top of each layer of potatoes. Again, spray/brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. On top of each piece of fish, sprinkle 2 Tbsp of sun dried tomatoes, then top with a handful of baby spinach.
Top off with a drizzle of olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Fold two sides of foil together and roll it down to seal. Roll in each side to finish the packet. If desired, wrap with another layer of foil (this isn't completely necessary though).
Place the foil packets on the grill and cook for 10-15 min total, flipping once during cooking.
TIP: Be careful not to pierce the foil packets when you flip the fish and/or remove from the grill.
Unwrap one packet first to make sure the fish is done (it should flake easily with a fork) and the potatoes are soft.
Serve and enjoy your fish feast with minimal clean-up!
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