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Baked Fish-In-Foil with Vegetables

Baked fish in individual foil packets, each served with a delicious mix of summer vegetables. This is a fun and easy to serve method that yield a very moist steamed-like fish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked fish, Fish in foil, Seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Silvia


  • 1 ½ lb black cod (sablefish)
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 whole zucchini, cut in rounds
  • 6 baby red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • fresh cilantro
  • Lemon slices


  • Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Cut fish into four equal pieces. Set aside
  • In a small glass bowl whisk the olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside
  • Cut 8 pieces of aluminum foil that is big enough to accomodate the fish and vegetable.
  • Place one piece of foil on the counter/ work surface. On the first layer add 5-6 asparagus spears. On top of the asparagus place 6 zucchini rounds. Place the fish on top of the zucchini. Top the fish with 2-3 cherry tomatoes, whole or halved.
  • Season each fish and vegetable packet with garlic oregano oil.
  • Top the fish with a second piece of foil. Fold both bottom and top foil pieces together tightly.
  • Place the fish packets on a sheet pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Carefully open fish packets away from your face, as it will release lots of hot steam.
  • Completely remove the top foil. You can either serve the fish in foil packets or slide the fish and vegetables onto a plate. Add a lemon slice and fresh cilantro to each packet