Sunday, February 3, 2013

FISH IN FOIL(BAKED OR GRILLED)

We almost always go out to eat on Sundays after church.  Today we decided to come home and eat since we ate out last night with Janice and Leon.  I had made chili (for myself) yesterday (will be sharing it in a future post) and was anxious to eat it.  My husband thought he would warm up some of his chili(see his recipe HERE.) that he froze, but with the sun shining, he decided he would grill some fish.

He found a recipe online at Food.com and started thawing the frozen fish.  He went out on the deck to uncover the grill and came back in and said we were out of gas.  And the second one in the garage was also empty.  (After all it is just the first of February....you don't expect it to be nice enough to grill outside.)

So he decided he would just bake it in the oven.  That is why I give the two different ways to cook it.  He found another recipe online for baked fish in foil to get temperatures and cooking time.  

I took pictures as he was preparing it to bake.  He was generally pleased with the results.  Said it took the "fishy taste" from the fish and so recommended it if you are cooking fish that has a "fishy taste".  He likes his food a little more seasoned and so we adjusted the recipe for the ingredient amounts he plans to use the next time.  AND there will be a next time.  He could eat fish everyday, I think.



FISH IN FOIL(BAKED OR GRILLED)

1      lb fish, fresh or frozen (He used frozen whiting)
4     tablespoon margarine
1/4  cup lemon juice
1      tablespoon parsley
1      teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4  teaspoon pepper
1      tablespoon Cholula Hot Sauce
1/2  red bell pepper cut in strips
1/2  small onion, chopped
paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F if baking.

Melt margarine in the microwave (about 30 seconds on High in microwave) and then add lemon juice, parsley, salt, garlic, pepper, hot sauce.

In a shallow pan spread a large piece of aluminum foil (enough to bring back over and secure on top and ends). Lay the pieces of fish evenly on the foil. Bring the ends of the foil up so that the liquid won't run out.


Pour the margarine mixture over the fish coating all the pieces.

(Next time he will sprinkle fish with paprika)

Lay the red pepper strips over the fish.

Spread the chopped onion on top.

Bring foil up and secure on top and ends.

Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Fish should be fork-tender.

If you are going to grill the fish,  use heavy-duty foil. Follow the directions except baking in oven. Place foiled fish on grill and grill 5 - 7 minutes. Carefully flip over making sure the  foil doesn't open, and grill 5 - 7 more minutes. Fish is done if it flakes with a fork.

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