How to Bake Fish in a Foil Pouch

by Jeremy Hoefs

Bake fish in foil for a moist, tender and delicious meal.

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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.

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About the Author

Based in Nebraska, Jeremy Hoefs began writing fitness, nutrition, outdoor and hunting articles in 2006. His articles have been published in "Star City Sports," "Hunting Fitness Magazine" and RutWear field journals, as well as on the Western Whitetail website. Hoefs graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.