Looking for ideas of how to cook the fish you just caught? You could oven bake them or fry them in oil, but have your tried Grilling Fish in Foil? A foolproof lake trout recipe, but you can use any fish you like. Add vegetables to foil parcels, grill and your dinner is done!
Grilling fish in foil is the perfect camping recipe, or after a long day of fishing. A rustic fish recipe, a few simple ingredients and lots of flavor. Even if you buy your fish from the supermarket, this garlic lemon fish recipe won't disappoint.
What Type of Fish to Use?
As photographed, this was made as a whole rainbow trout recipe, however, it's easy to substitute with any fish. Whole fish recipes will have bones, so many people use fish fillets because they are easier to eat. Here are some types of fish that taste great in this recipe.
- Rainbow Trout
Ingredients You'll Need
- 4-6 small trout or fish fillets
- 2 lemons
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- chives (or fresh dill)
- Aluminum Foil
Fish Foil Packets
It's easy to make fish foil packets, you just need to get the prep done first, then build and fold your fish parcels.
- Thinly slice 1 lemon, and keep 1 lemon for squeezing
- Slice garlic into slivers, and chop chives
- Cube butter in small cubes (to be placed inside the fish cavity or on top of fillet
- Prepare foil sheets, make sure they are larger than the fish
- Squeeze lemon juice inside fish cavity, or over fillet
- Season with salt and pepper and stuff cavity with garlic and chives, add a few cubes of butter
- Place a single fish in the centre of the foil. Place 2-3 slices of lemon on the skin side of the trout. Starting with the long ends of foil, fold foil loosely, crimping the edges together. Fold and wrap the short side of foil until the fish is sealed, making a packet
Fish in Foil on the Grill
This is a great fish recipe when camping, or if you have a fire pit. I love grilling food over hot coals. The hardest part for me is getting the coals lit. However, you can also make this on your gas bbq. That is the easier version, everyone has a bbq!
There are many variables when cooking fish in foil, the thickness of the fish, heat coming from the charcoals, distance of grill from the heat... It should take about 20 minutes for the fish to cook. The fish is ready when the flesh is opaque and it flakes easily with a fork. The internal temperature should be 145°F/63°C to be fully cooked.
How to Cook Fish in Oven with Foil
You don't have to use a bbq or grill when making fish in foil. Make this recipe year round in your oven, an easy weeknight meal! Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Prepare the foil packets the same way, and place fish on a baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes and you're ready to serve. The internal temperature should be 145°F/63°C to be fully cooked.
Grilled Vegetables in Foil
No weeknight dinner would be complete without vegetables! It's easy to make grilled vegetables in foil. You can add vegetables to cook alongside your fish in your foil packet, that makes an easy one foil meal. However, I prefer to grill the vegetables separately, because they don't taste as fishy.
To prepare grilled vegetables in foil, place vegetables on the foil sheet. Drizzle with oil or add cubes of butter. I use ½ cup of butter for 4 foil packets of vegetables. Seal the foil packets and grill for about 30 minutes, until vegetables are cooked. These vegetables are great for grilling.
- Sliced potato ( whole potatoes are too big and take too long to cook on the grill)
- Red Peppers
- Green Beans
- Lots of Garlic!
Grilled Recipes You'll Love
- Grilled Snapper with Mango Salsa
- Asian Chicken Wing Skewers
- Greek Chicken Souvlaki
- Grilled Zucchini
- Honey Dill Trout on a Cedar Plank
A rustic grilled fish recipe, packed with flavor from the garlic, butter, lemon and chives. A perfect camping recipe or just pop it into the oven, bbq or braai. Start cooking the vegetable parcels first, because they take longer to cook, so your meals will be ready at the same time. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Grilling Fish in Foil
- 4-6 small trout or fish fillets
- 2 lemons 1 sliced and 1 squeezed
- ½ cup butter cubed
- 2 cloves garlic sliced
- 1 fresh chives or fresh dill
- salt and pepper
Grilling Vegetables in Foil
- 1 mix of zucchini, carrots, onion, red peppers chopped
- 2-3 medium potatoes sliced into thin wedges
- 3 cloves garlic sliced
- ½ cup butter cubed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Arrange charcoal briquettes into a pyramid and light according to instructions. After approx 15 minutes when the charcoals are white, it's ready to be spread evenly for cooking. Alternatively, preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
- Thinly slice 1 lemon, and keep 1 lemon for squeezing. Slice garlic into slivers, and chop chives.
- Cube butter in small cubes (to be placed inside the fish cavity or on top of fillet)
- Prepare foil sheets, make sure they are larger than the fish. Best to use a thick foil when grilling, otherwise double the foil layers.
- Squeeze lemon juice inside fish cavity, or over fillet. Lightly salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the chives and garlic slices inside the trout cavity. Add several cubes of butter per fish.
- Place a single fish in the centre of the foil. Place 2-3 slices of lemon on the skin side of the trout. Starting with the long ends of foil, fold foil loosely, crimping the edges together. Fold and wrap the short side of the foil until the fish is sealed, making a packet.
- Place on the grill, or inside the oven on a baking sheet, for about 15 -20 minutes. The trout is ready when the flesh is opaque and it flakes easily with a fork.
- Prepare the vegetables and cube the butter. Ensure the potatoes are sliced in thin wedges, otherwise they won't cook in time.
- Prepare foil into large pieces. Best to use a thick foil when grilling, otherwise double the foil layers.
- Place a mixture of vegetables and garlic in the centre of the foil. Add several cubes of butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Starting with the long ends of foil, fold foil loosely, crimping the edges together. Fold and wrap the short side of the foil until the vegetables are sealed, making a packet.
- Place on the grill, or inside the oven on a baking sheet. Cooking time for vegetables varies on the thickness and hardness of the vegetables. Cook for approx 30 minutes. Check at 20 minutes to see if vegetables are cooked or need more cooking time.