Hi there new friends and welcome back old friends!
Living in South Florida we certainly have some advantages when it comes to fresh seafood. However even with that benefit I never find myself buying it fresh. I purchase all my fish from Costco’s frozen section. They have a great selection of wild caught fish that’s just as good or even better then the fresh stuff.
I also really like the convenience of pulling out a couple pieces of fish from the freezer for a quick week night healthy dinner. They thaw out in 1 to 2 hours and I’ve got dinner on a plate in no time. Speaking of a quick dinner……this lemon butter baked fish is not only quick, but did I mention there is absolutely no clean up involved?
All you gotta do is throw everything into a little foil boat and once the fish is cooked and eaten just roll your foil into a little ball and toss it right in the garbage! Healthy, quick, packed with flavor AND no clean up! I mean how can it get any better then that?
For this recipe I used Mahi but you could always swap it out and use another white flaky fish like Tilapia or Seabass.
- 1 sheet of foil, large enough to make a "boat" around the fish
- 1 piece of white fish, I used Mahi Mahi
- 1/2 of a shallot chopped finely
- 1 medium sized garlic clove minced
- 1 handful of spinach leaves
- 4 cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 tbspn Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsn of butter chopped into small pieces
- 3 1/2 inch slices of lemon
- salt & pepper to tastee
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Lay your foil sheet flat on the counter.
- In the middle of the foil layer these ingredients in order: spinach, cherry tomatoes, shallot. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetable mixture, add salt & pepper to taste.
- Lay your fish on top of the vegetable mixture. Season the fish with salt & pepper & a tiny drizzle of olive oil.
- Sprinkle the minced garlic over the fish and vegetables. Add the small pieces of butter on top of the fish and place the lemon slices on top of the butter & fish.
- Pinch the longer sides of the foil together to meet in the middle and roll over the top to seal it. The grab the two smaller sides of the foil and roll them in towards the center to create a "boat."
- Make sure the foil boat is tightly sealed all along the edges so no steam of moisture can escape.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove the boat from the oven, open up the foil and eat right from the foil if you'd like!
- This recipe yields a serving for one person but you could easily double/triple/etc the recipe to feed more people. Just note that each piece of fish should be in it's own individual foil boat.
What’s your favorite way to cook fish? Grill, saute, bake?