Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Citrus Soy Cod in Foil



I have been on a cooking in foil kick lately. Just like my Greek Shrimp in Foil Packets. Our summer has just continued to be fabulous so I am looking for anything and everything to put on the grill. I knew I wanted to do fish again, and had really wanted to grab some halibut, but it was soooooo expensive I decided to pass and go with some nice cod. You could use whatever white fish you want though really.  

Picking this night to make this dish really was a great choice as well because not only was my daughter over for the night, but Kevin was sick in bed. So I needed something that would be quick, easy, and not a mess to clean up.

This is also a very flexible dish. I used cod but you can use another white fish. I used red bell peppers and bok choy, but you could use any veggies you wanted. I had wanted to throw some Japanese eggplant in there but they didn't have any at the store. Zucchini, summer squash, even some thin slices of lemon would work well in this dish.

I made this along with the Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles, but rice would be a perfect side because you could use the sauce in the packet to flavor it. However you chose, or whatever you chose, I how you do decide to give this one a try. We loved it, even the sick one gave it a thumbs up.



Citrus Soy Cod in Foil 


4 skinless cod fillets (or any firm white fish)
Kosher salt 
Cracked black pepper
8 heads of baby bok choy
2 large red bell peppers
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 lemon, zested and juiced
4 squares of tin foil

Heat one side of your grill to high heat and the other to low. You want to achieve around 400 degrees inside the grill. This dish is grilled over indirect heat.

Check the fish and remove any bones you find, season it with salt and pepper. Slice them into 8 rings. Trim the stem off of the bok choy and cut the head in half. Lay the leaves in the center of the square of tin foil. Cut the top off of the bell peppers and strip out the ribs and seeds. Lay two rings on each pile of bok choy. Top the red pepper rings with a portion of the fish. Mold each packet so the edges will keep the citrus soy butter inside and top each packet with 1/4 of the citrus soy mixture

Mix the butter, soy, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl. Pour 1/4 of the citrus soy butter over each piece of fish. Seal the packets and grill for 20 minutes.

Serve with noodle or rice.

ENJOY!!


29 comments:

  1. That sounds really good... We cook on the grill year round.. Well,.. my Husband cooks on the grill year round. I have no idea how to grill.. but, he is going in for knee surgery Monday so I will be learning to cook on the grill. I am going to try this recipe with hot peppers instead of bell peppers. Thanks!

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    1. Mmmmm that sounds fantastic! Glad you like it and hope your hubby heals soon :)

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  2. Looks like a fun recipe to make. I will follow you on Pinterest so I can share this with my readers. I like foil packet cooking too.

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  3. I love to cook on the grill year round here and the weather permits. I will be trying this one out. Thanks!

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    1. Being originally from Southern CA I enjoyed grilling year round too. Now that I am in Western WA sometimes it isn't possible, which I hate. I hope you enjoy it Pam.

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  4. Sounds very tasty. I will be saving this in my file for fish Friday. We try to cook fish once a week. Usually on Friday.

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  5. I actually have never made fish on the grill! This sounds and looks so good, maybe I should end the grilling season here in WA with this recipe :)

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    1. I didn't realize you were in WA as well!! Hello neighbor :) I really hope you enjoy the recipe!!

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  6. I also cook on the grill a lot. My husband is the fish eater at my house and I am sure he is going to love this recipe.

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    1. Yes, I tend to be the fish eater in my house and he is the red meat fanatic!

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  7. This is great. I've been hearing a lot about cooking inside aluminum foil and how flavorful the food comes out because the seasonings and juices are contained. This is especially important with fish because not having enough seasoning and moisture can make it come out dry.

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    1. Yes you are totally correct! I also like to do planked salmon in the grill.

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  8. oooh this looks really good. I don't eat much fish but I would so love try this. cooking it in foil on the grill is such a great idea too.

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    1. Thanks T Marie. If you aren't a big fish lover I would recommend a fish like cod for you because it has a mild flavor, and then use a recipe like this that adds a lot of flavor :)

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  9. Looks and sounds great. Our grill broke so I have totally missed it this summer. I am sure I could do them in the oven, when it cools off.

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    1. Oh no a broken grill :( I would be so sad. But yes, you can do them in the oven too!

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  10. I just emailed my dad a link haha. I cannot cook fish to save my life. He, on the other hand, is a genius. My parents make the BEST fish I have ever tasted. I am hoping I can get this one soon =D

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    1. Awesome stormy!! But I bet you would surprise yourself if you tried making this, it is sooooo easy and almost impossible to mess up :)

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  11. Great recipe! I don't do much cooking in foil, but I should! So easy to clean up. I would like to invite you to link a few recipes to my "Everyday Entrees for Around $5.00" It is a new monthly link party that provides great and inexpensive main dishes for all of us when money is tight! Thanks for sharing this recipe

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    1. Thanks for the invite Cynthia. I am working on some budget meals. Is it $5 for 4 servings?

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  12. This looks delicious! I love seafood, so I'd love to give this a try!

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  13. Yum--that looks so delicious! My friend was just telling me that cod is the new healthy fish recommendation since tilapia farms have stripped tilapia of a lot of its health benefits. I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try.

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    1. Since I live with a fisherman, he was never a big tilapia fan. I loved it though. But up here in WA we can get some amazing cod!

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  14. That looks lovely I don't eat fish that often but when I do I really enjoy it :) x

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    1. I hope you give this a try. I could eat fish and chicken forever, it is the man in my life that craves red meat :)

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  15. WOW!!!!! That sounds so yummy!!!! Im not a huge fish eater but i may have to try this!!!

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