Lemon Butter Foil Packet Fish with Broccoli

Easy lemon butter foil packet fish is made with white fish, broccoli and a garlic lemon butter sauce. This recipe can be grilled or baked for a delicious and healthy dinner meal.

Easy lemon butter foil packet fish is made with white fish, broccoli and a garlic lemon butter sauce. This recipe can be grilled or baked for a delicious and healthy dinner meal.

Pat and I have been loving foil packet fish the last few months. It’s an easy way to prepare white fish that definitely doesn’t skimp on flavour. We usually pair the fish and broccoli with roasted potatoes for a full, balanced meal.

I know that cooking fish can be intimidating sometimes (it’s so easy to over-cook!), but we’ve found that this recipe is really great for entry-level cooks (like Pat) who don’t have a ton of experience preparing fish dishes.

This recipe comes together with just a handful of simple flavours and the result is a delicious and healthy meal for any night of the week.

Easy lemon butter foil packet fish is made with white fish, broccoli and a garlic lemon butter sauce. This recipe can be grilled or baked for a delicious and healthy dinner meal.

Let’s Talk About Fish:

Fish is one of my favourite protein-rich foods. Did you know that it’s recommended we eat at least 2 servings of fish per week?

This is because fish – particularly fatty fish – contains beneficial fatty acids called omega 3’s. While white fish like haddock and tilapia aren’t necessarily fatty, they do still contain some of those beneficial omega 3 fatty acids.

Haddock contains 166 milligrams of omega 3 fatty acids per serving and tilapia contains 186 milligrams per serving. The World Health Organization recommends that we consume approximately 200-500 milligrams of omega 3 fatty acids per day, so these are a great way to contribute to that goal.

How to Make Lemon Butter Foil Packet Fish:

Create foil packets by tearing 3-4 pieces of aluminum foil that are about 8 inches long. Fold up the sides to create a pocket to hold the fish and broccoli.

To the packets, add broccoli florets, drizzle or spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Divide fish into foil packets on top of the broccoli and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika to your liking.

Make the easy lemon butter sauce. In a small microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt butter completely in the microwave. Add juice of 1 lemon and minced garlic then whisk to combine.

Add lemon butter sauce into each of the foil packets with a spoon. Top the fish with lemon slices (optional) and fresh parsley. Seal the foil packets together by folding the ends over so there are no openings.

How to make lemon butter foil packet fish

On the grill: Preheat the grill to medium heat. Add foil packets and cook, 25-30 minutes until fish flakes with a fork and broccoli is tender.

In the oven: Preheat oven to 375F. Place foil packets on a baking sheet and cook 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork and broccoli is tender.

Substitution Suggestions:

I used haddock for this recipe, but you can use other white fish such as cod or tilapia.

Other vegetables that would be great to use in this recipe are bell peppers, zucchini and cauliflower.

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Lemon Butter Foil Packet Fish with Broccoli

Lemon Butter Foil Packet Fish comes together with just a handful of simple flavours and the result is a delicious and healthy meal for any night of the week.

Course Main Course
Keyword Fish, Fish Packets, Foil Packet Fish, Haddock, Healthy Dinner, White Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 1 large head broccoli chopped into florets
  • olive oil to drizzle/spray
  • 1 lb haddock or other white fish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Create foil packets by tearing 3-4 pieces of aluminum foil that are about 8 inches long. Fold up the sides to create a pocket to hold the fish and broccoli.

  2. To the packets, add broccoli florets, drizzle or spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

  3. Divide fish into foil packets on top of broccoli. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.

  4. In a small microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt butter completely in the microwave. Add juice of 1 lemon and minced garlic then whisk to combine.

  5. Evenly spoon lemon butter sauce into each of the foil packets. Top the fish with lemon slices (optional) half of the parsley. Seal the foil packets together so there are no openings.

  6. If grilling: preheat your grill to medium heat. Add foil packets and cook, 25-30 minutes until fish flakes with a fork and broccoli is tender.

  7. If baking: preheat oven to 375F. Place foil packets on a baking sheet and cook 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork and broccoli is tender. Serve with remaining parsley and enjoy immediately.

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