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Monday, June 24, 2013

Easy White Fish with White Wine, Lemon & Butter

I have a reputation for ruining fish.  Longtime readers of this blog will notice that there is only one other fish recipe listed here.  There's a good reason for that!

The crust falls off my crusted fish, my oven-baked fish tastes fishy, and I am notorious for overcooking the poor little guys.  However, I would like to share with you one of my first successes -- baking fish in a foil packet.

This recipe will work for any kind of white fish - I usually just see what kind of wild-caught fish is available that day at the store.  All you'll need is some leftover wine (or not - maybe you'd like to open a bottle for the occasion!).  I made this with regular butter, on a day when my dairy-allergic husband wasn't home for dinner, but you could use coconut butter instead if you like.  I'd add a bit more salt in that case. Then, just throw everything in the oven and sip some of that extra wine while you wait for your delicious fish to be ready!

Easy White Fish with Wine, Lemon & Butter

6 white fish filets
1.5 cups white wine
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 stick of butter
salt to taste
3 Tbsp fresh parsley

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, leaving the edges hanging over so you can create a packet later.  Lay fish filets on sheet, and salt each.  Pour white wine over all.  Set a lemon slice (or half a lemon slice, depending on the size of your lemon) on each filet, then a pat of butter on each filet.  Lay another sheet of foil over the tray, and crimp or roll the edges to seal in the steam.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Top with fresh parsley to serve.

Shared with the Gluten Free Recipe Round Up, Mostly Homemade Monday, Traditional Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, The Hearth & Soul HOp, Tuesday's Table, Fat Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, Healthy 2Day WednesdayGluten Free Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, The Homemaking Party, and Monday Funday.


  1. YUM! I love white fish and I'm always looking for new recipes:) Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  2. I've made something like this with capers and then threw the packets on the grill. I like doing that so I don't have to heat up the house!

    You should stop by and link up to my summer recipe round up!

    ~Visiting from The Hearth and Soul Hop~

  3. What a delicious way to serve white fish. The white wine, lemon & butter would be perfect to enhance the flavour of the fish without overpowering it. I almost alwayscook my fish in foil packets - they really work incredibly well.

  4. What a flavorful approach to serve white fish. The White Wine, lemon & spread might be flawless to improve the flavour of the fish without overwhelming it. I very nearly alwayscook my fish in foil parcels - they truly work fantastically well.

  5. It really was easy! What a great way to prepare fish. Do you have any other fish recipes like this?

    1. I just have one other fish recipe: Coconut Cod Curry. I'm still perfecting my fish-cooking techniques :)