Fish is a lean, flavorful and versatile source of protein enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can prepare fish using various cooking methods, but baking fish in a foil pouch is a simple way of cooking it that reduces the preparation and cleaning time. The foil helps to hold in the natural steam and aroma of the fish for a moist, savory meal.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil 12 inches in length.
Coat one side of the aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the fish on the aluminum foil and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Fold the sides of the aluminum foil and press together to seal the fish inside the foil.
Place the fish in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the meat is white and flaky.
Remove the fish from the oven and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes, as the contents may be extremely hot.
Add herbs or mixed vegetables to the foil for extra flavor.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends cooking fish to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.