Fish Baked in Foil

Easy fish dinner with very little clean up

Course Easy Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Fish Baked in Foil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 323.58 kcal
Author DinnerPlanner


  • 4 orange roughy fillets, or other white fish
  • 2 large Lemons (12 thin slices of fresh lemon)
  • 3 large limes, (2 thin slices fresh lime)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed and finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • lightly salt and pepper, to taste to taste


  1. If preparing indoors, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Tear off 4 sheets of aluminum foil into sections large enough to fold over fish filets, with another couple of inches on each side to seal. Place a filet slightly off center on each sheet and add 3 lemon slices and 2 lime slices on top of each.  Top each filet with ¼ of the cilantro and jalapeno pepper. Top with 1 T. of butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. To seal packet, fold aluminum foil in half over the ingredients. Fold the 3 open sides, one at a time, over several times to seal the packet completely. The goal is to seal the packet tight enough to hold in the steam, but allow enough room for the air to expand.
  4. Place foil packet in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or place on hot grill over medium, direct heat and cook for approximately 8 - 10 minutes. Add a couple minutes to your cooking time if starting with frozen filets.
  5. To serve, open the foil packets, carefully avoiding the hot steam. Discard lemon and lime slices. Transfer filets to plates (if desired) or leave inside foil packets. Top with spicy peach salsa and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Fish Baked in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323.58 Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.52g21%
Saturated Fat 7.34g46%
Cholesterol 132.1mg44%
Sodium 228.93mg10%
Potassium 731.02mg21%
Carbohydrates 30.21g10%
Fiber 9.07g38%
Sugar 8.11g9%
Protein 31.59g63%
Vitamin A 553.63IU11%
Vitamin C 171.72mg208%
Calcium 102.9mg10%
Iron 3.66mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.