I have always had a love-hate relationship with fish – unless it is battered with chips and curry sauce (you can take the girl out of the North…). I’m not a big cook, but I do love to entertain and I am always looking for ways to make healthy eating a little bit more fun than your standard chicken breast & broccoli. These Baked Cod Parcels are a great option. This is a really easy, clean recipe, perfect for a quick weekday meal or even to impress dinner guests with at a summer dinner party.
- Cod fillet
- Crushed garlic
- Black pepper
- Vegetables: We chose Tenderstem broccoli, green beans and asparagus.
- Olive oil
- Finely chopped fresh chillies
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Make a tray out of foil with room to seal and close. You can be as fancy or as practical as you like in the design.
- Season the fish and baste in olive oil and ensure foil is also on the bottom of the foil tray to avoid anything sticking.
- Add crushed garlic and lemon to the packet. You can squeeze the lemon to add juice, or simply place slices on top of the fish.
- Place the vegetables on top of the fish and sprinkle over some finely chopped chillies to suit your taste.
- Seal the foil package so that no steam can get out and place in the oven
- Bake in the oven for around 15-20minutes depending on the size and thickness of your fish. (Fish should be opaque.)
- Serve immediately with brown rice.
- You can play around with the kind of fish and vegetables you use – just be sure to keep the vegetables chopped quite thin if they are likely to take more than 15-20mins to cook.
- Serve the fish in individual packets for a fun dinner party and minimal washing up or serve on plates over brown rice.
- In the summer, play around with cooking methods and try popping your parcel on the barbecue.