It is still blazing hot here in the Pacific Northwest so we are still on the barbecuing kick. This was my first time cooking fish in packets. I remember cooking meals in packets on the fire as a Girl Scout but we didn’t cook things long enough so the ingredients were a bit underdone and crunchy (potatoes).
If I do make this again I will cook the packets for a bit shorter than I did this time. I was weary of the fish being done (we’ve had problems in the past) so I cooked it for a few minutes longer (bad plan, it turned out almost rubbery). I used cod in this recipe which also might account for the slight rubberyness of the fish. It looks and smells delicious though! I also will slice the zucchini into larger pieces next time.
Emeril’s Fish Provencal
source: Everyday Food
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon anise seed, crushed
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 small sweet onion, such as Vidalia, thinly sliced crosswise
- 6 small zucchini, thinly sliced
- 4 haddock, cod, or striped bass fillets (6 ounces each)
- 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Heat grill to medium. In a small bowl, combine lemon zest, Italian seasoning, red-pepper flakes, anise seed, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Set spice mixture aside.
- Place four 14-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a work surface. Dividing evenly, place onion on one half of each square (leaving a 2-inch border), followed by the zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Top with fish; sprinkle with spice mixture. Top with tomato; drizzle with oil. Fold foil over ingredients; crimp edges to seal.
- Place packets on grill. Cover and grill until fish is just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove packets from grill; open carefully (hot steam will escape), and transfer fish Provencal to serving plates.