Foil Packet Fish

Foil Packet Fish

Cooking fish can be fast, easy and healthy with my Foil Packet Fish!


I don’t know about you, but I need food to make fast.  I love a long drawn out fancy meal as much as the next person, but during the week dinner needs to be quick and easy.

Bonus points if it has easy clean up and includes protein and vegetables in one pot or container.


This recipe fulfills all of those requirements and it super veritable.  Use your favorite kind of white firm fish.  I had a couple pieces of Sea Bass, but Halibut or Cod will work fine.  Look for something that is 3/4 to 1 inch thick.


Since we are cooking the vegetables and herbs in the foil packet you want a thicker piece of fish that will take a slightly longer time to cook.  If you used a really thin fish like a tilapia the fish would be done before the vegetables.


You wrap it all up in foil and put in the oven for about 25 minutes.  Since everything is being cooked in the foil, clean up is a cinch.


I even serve the dinner in the foil so all the juices will stay in place.


So tasty and tender!  It looks so pretty you could even serve this to company.  Don’t worry I will not tell them that it took you less than a half hour to make!


Foil Packet Fish

Julie Wunder
Foil Packet Fish cooks hearty halibut, cod or bass with herbs and vegetables for a fresh and easy dinner. Clean up is a cinch!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Fish, Pescatarian
Servings 4


  • 4 6-8 ounce pieces of dense white fish like halibut, cod or sea bass.
  • 2 small summer squash, cut in thin half moons
  • 1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly chopped oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
  • 4 springs fresh rosemary, 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon white wine, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking Spray


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lay out 4 large sheets, approximately 18 inches each, of heavy duty foil. Also cover a cookie sheet in foil.
  • Place one piece of fish in the center of each piece of foil.
  • Squeeze the lemon equally across all four pieces of fish.
  • Use half the salt and pepper to season each piece of fish on both sides.
  • Divide the butter in half and place the small portion on top of each piece of fish.
  • Pile the vegetables and herbs on top of the fish.
  • Season the vegetables with the remaining salt, pepper and butter.
  • Start folding the foil and carefully pour a quarter of the wine on top of each packet.
  • Finish folding the packet by bringing the middle together and folding over the ends. You want it to be completely sealed so all the flavors stay inside the packet.
  • Place the packets on the foil lined cookie sheet.
  • Cook in oven for 20-25 minutes until fish flakes with fork.
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By | 2018-06-28T14:19:50-04:00 September 16th, 2014|Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Pescatarian Meals|18 Comments


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  2. Barb Elliott September 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie,decided to add a new twist to your recipe. I am using salmon fillets and have basted them in bourbon and honey, salt, pepper and fresh green onions on top. I will let you know how it turns out!

  3. Sharon Turpin September 20, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Have you noticed that most whit fish takes up any flavor you give it? How about a teryaki flavor – ‘Lawries’, thick, Teryaki does in a pinch for filets. Please let us know if you have an alternative

    • JulieWunder September 23, 2014 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Hi Sharon, I will work on an Asian flavored fish that doesn’t use bottled Teriyaki sauce.
      White fish does take on all sorts of flavors, so it is very versatile!

  4. Sharon Turpin September 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Today is one of those slow-cook, yummy-smelling house days (a weekend).I can’t wait to try your foil-baked fish – it looks light, yummy & extremely satisfying!

  5. kathleen O'Brien September 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    4 stars
    I have tried this. very good
    Julie do you like banana pudding? Which way do you like to make it?

    • JulieWunder September 17, 2014 at 7:37 am - Reply

      I really like banana pudding, but my husband is in love with it! He says sweet tea and banana pudding are why he stayed in the South 🙂
      I make it the lazy way with instant pudding, but it is still so good. I’ll have to posts my Grandma Bea’s recipe with fresh meringue something. It’s not healthy at all, but I believe in balance 🙂

  6. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections September 16, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

    This looks like a total winner for a quick and healthy dinner! I love fish but don’t make it often enough. Def want to try this soon!

  7. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 16, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

    This is so easy and healthy! Another winner, Julie!

  8. Libby Haire September 16, 2014 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Looks yummy. I will save this recipe for the next Fish(y) meal!

  9. Linda E September 16, 2014 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Looks good my family loves fish will go to seafood store today and fix tonight thanks Julie

    • JulieWunder September 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Yay! It is so good and you can still get the last of the summer squash at the store.

  10. Terri Moore September 16, 2014 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Looks wonderful, Julie. I have to try this recipe.

    • kathleen O'Brien September 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Terri did you go to the scrapbook class over the weekend with Marie. Hope you doing good I mentioned to Julie she needs to come to the class sometime

  11. Blane Sherer September 16, 2014 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Love the relatively quick meals.
    I enjoy preparing fish in different ways.
    I will try it.

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