Cod in Foil Parcels

Posted by Ross Dickerson

Simplest way to cook fish and could be used for dinner two nights in a row.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 fillets of cod (or any white fish)
  • Thumb size piece of fresh ginger, peeled, grated or chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped or crushed
  • 1 medium red fresh chili
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 4 spoonfulls of soy sauce


  • Heat oven to 180-200C (about 400F) or Gas Mark 6
  • Place each fillet on a square of aluminium foil, large enough to fold over and make a sealed parcel
  • Mix ginger, garlic, chili and lime juice
  • Spread evenly across the 4 fish fillets
  • Add spoonful of soy sauce to each fillet
  • Gather up edges of foil and seal them together – make sure completely sealed, but don’t pack tightly over fish – leave space for steam to gather and cook the fish
  • Cook for about 15 minutes
  • Check fish after this time and return to oven for a few minutes if needed
  • Serve with veg of your choice (and rice if a carb meal)