Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hobo Fish

What if you didn't have an pots or pans to cook the lovely fish you just caught? What would you use?

This, again, is a method rather than a recipe from me and I'll give the credit to Giada de Laurentiis. My husband likes fish but I'm allergic. Cross contamination is a fear so I'm always looking for ways to cook it on the grill away from anything I'm cooking. This works great with the add bonus of keeping any fishy smells outside.

For this meal I needed:
  • large square of heavy duty foil
  • one thick cut of halibut (or any thick fillet of fish)
  • fresh baby spinach
  • lemon
  • sesame oil
  • salt and pepper

  • Place a good amount of spinach mounded in the center of the foil. Season with salt and pepper and at least a tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Season both sides of your fish and place on top of the spinach.
  • Sprinkle with sesame oil and a bit more lemon.
  • Seal the foil into a packet.
  • Grill should be hot but don't put packet directly on burner. I put them on a rack above the main rack. You can also put on a cookie sheet and bake in a 425 oven. Either way it only takes about 12-15 minutes. Fish should flake when poked with a fork.
Place in flat bowl, open foil and serve. The clean up is quite tidy. There are quite a few variations you can do with different fish. Get creative. Just remember you are only cooking this for a short time so spinach is the perfect base. The fish should be at least an inch thick but if thinner adjust the cooking time.

Enjoy! My husband likes all sorts of fish done this way but his favorite is Salmon.


giz said...

Crappy to have allergies but ingenious when you figure out how to work around them. WTG.

Deborah Dowd said...

I do fish in a somewhat similar way, but use parchment paper. It makes the vegetables and the fish really delicious, and looks very fancy too!

maltese parakeet said...

great shot. looks like a cover for gourmet magazine!

Doodles said...

that is one gorgeous photo WOW!!!

Anyway I make salmon that way and it is Mr Doodles fav.

Moon said...

That pix should be good I bought the fish at Whole Paycheck! It had a pedigree.