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Baked Fish in Foil Recipe

Baked Fish in Foil Recipe

Baked Fish in Foil Recipe

Baked Fish in Foil is a quick and healthy recipe that works perfectly for those lazy days

Cooking fish in a foil packet is best when you want a healthy, quick recipe that works perfectly for those lazy days. Almost no clean up required for this flavorful recipe that you can make in many ways.

I don’t know about you, but on these upcoming short winter days I don’t really feel like cooking for a long time. When it’s already dark out at 4 PM, I feel like going to bed not standing by a hot stove. So, I came up with this fish recipe that would be just as delicious as it is easy to make. Most Baked fish in foil recipes tend to not add a lot of seasonings to their fish, which is fine, but I like to have more layered flavoring in my food. My recipe adds a bit of an Asian twist to it for a stronger umami flavor, taking a simple fish dish to the next level.

Baked Fish in Foil Recipe

With the fish being so flavorful, I like to pair it with a simple side dish like rice, mashed potato, or a salad. If you don’t feel like making something on the side, you can make this recipe a one tray… or maybe a one foil packet dish by adding vegetables to the foil packet! You can cook most vegetables in the same container as the fish, and you’ll have a whole meal ready to go. Some good vegetable pairings could be asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, or sliced potatoes. I would definitely recommend a heartier vegetable than ones with high water content like cucumbers – that will NOT bake well! 

The current recipe is delicious as is, but what I like the most about this dish is how easy it is to switch up. Even though I have the recipe written out below, you can make this your own recipe in a multitude of ways. You can use whatever fish you like, whether it be salmon or tilapia – the recipe will taste just as good. Furthermore, if the Asian twist is not your cup of tea, then you can change the seasoning as well. By adding salt, pepper, and some herbs, you can still have a delicious baked fish in foil.

For the foil packet, you can either use one large piece of aluminum foil and fold it over the fish. Or use two sheets of foil, one on the bottom and on top, folding in the edges carefully. This will leave the fish incredibly moist and completely cut out the clean-up of grease splatters on the stove.

Let me know in the comments how it turned out for you, and what kind of changes you made to the recipes. I’d love to try some new ways to eat the fish baked in foil. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

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Baked Fish in Foil

Fish baked in foil. A quick and healthy recipe that works perfectly for those lazy days.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: asian recipe, backfisch in folie, baked fish, baked fish in foil, dinner ideas, dinner recipe, dinner recipes, easy recipe, healthy recipe
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 pieces Fish fillet
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • pepper
  • fresh parsley for garnishing


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with foil. Have four pieces of aluminum foil ready, each big enough to fit the fish filet in the middle with about 5 inches of foil on either side for folding.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, lemon juice, sesame oil, and pepper.
  • Place fish on the prepared foil and spoon the sauce mixture over. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish covering completely and sealing the foil packet closed. Make sure there are no gaps for the steam to escape.
  • Place into oven and bake until cooked through about 15-20 minutes. Open the foil packets and broil for 2-3 minutes or until caramelized and slightly charred. Garnish with parsley.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Serve immediately.

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