Baked Cod in Foil with Tomatoes, Potatoes & Lemon
Make these flavor loaded foil packs with
just 5 minutes of prep
. Filled with cod, tomatoes, potatoes and lemon for
a fish-potatoes-and-sauce-dinner all in one
. The secret to not overcooking the fish?
Use frozen cod
sheets of aluminium foil
large enough to create the packets
sea salt flakes
fresh ground black pepper
fresh basil leaves
Set the oven for 440°F (225°C).
Place two sheets of aluminium foil on top of each other, positioned at 90 degrees to each other. Create another setup just like it next to it.
Add the butter in pieces to the two packets, followed by slices of potato, tomato and lemon.
Top with cod filets and squeeze over the lemon juice. Season with sea salt flakes and fresh ground black pepper. Top with basil leaves.
Fold the ends of the aluminium foil over the fish to create a well-sealed package.
Place the foil packets on a sheet pan or in another type of oven safe dish and cook in the middle of the oven for 25 min. After 25 min, take them out and let sit for 5 min. Serve in the packet!
- wash the skin of this lemon carefully as you will be adding the slices to the packs skin-on
- use fresh potatoes to make sure they cook in time
should be frozen to avoid overcooking. If your cod is in a solid piece then let it thaw just slightly so you can cut through it.
can be swapped for olive oil
can be omitted or switched for another fresh herb like thyme
can be fresh ground or pre-ground
Sea salt flakes
can be swapped for fine table salt at half the amount stated
can be swapped for another white fish like haddock, bass or tilapia.
Tips & tricks
Use frozen cod
- this is the best way to ensure it's not overcooked and cooks in about the same time as the potatoes
Slice the potatoes thin
to make sure they cook through
Test your fish and potatoes
by using a cake tester and sticking it into the package. This way you don't need to open the package to test it.
Make it on the grill
instead and it will cook in about the same time
Make it dairy free
by using olive oil instead of butter
A recipe from alwaysusebutter.com