There is nothing better than a good piece of fresh cod. It sure takes me back and you just can't beat that flavour. Crowning up in Newfoundland, I have eaten my share of cod, but as a kid didn't appreciate it as much as I do now. I would give anything right now for a fresh cod caught down the arm. That's not going to be happening today. No. Since I live a million miles away, I have to make do with what I can get at the local fish counter. So "fresh" from the bay it may not be, but it sure was pretty delicious.
So what is it about food parcels that get people all excited? Well, I gotta' say, I am quite late catching on to the trend and have no idea why it has taken me so long. It's an exciting and fun way to cook food in the summer. Okay, it might not be that exciting, but it's easy and has minimal clean up. So, win win.
If you happen to any kind of google search for barbecue or camping food parcels, a ton of stuff will come up. Almost overwhelming really. Welcome to the 21st century of information overload. Anyway, I have done some browsing myself and found a few cool ideas along the way that I will be trying out this summer in my back year. Or rather front yard because that is where my barbecue lives.
We have done a lot of camping and I am always trying to come up with new ideas as to not make the food boring. You can check out the Camp Food post from a few summers ago. Most of it is a bit dated, but still tastes pretty darn good. One of my biggest successes on that trip was the Stove top Apple Crumble. I have made it a whole bunch of times since and is always a success. The options are unlimited of what you can put in foil and cook at a campsite. I found these great recipes on the good ol' Web while doing a search just the other day. Definitely some keepers in there for sure.
As for these fish parcels, they were done in the oven. However, they could just as easily be cooked on a gas or charcoal barbecue. Even an open fire would work for cooking anything in foil.
This particular combination of fresh fish, veggies and hint of spice was downright moorish. Yes, you wanted to go back for more. We ate them just as they were for a light dinner. You could always add a potato side dish for a more substantial meal.
Check back soon for more food parcel ideas for easy summer cooking.
Have a great Wednesday!
Cod Fish & Veggie Parcels
Serves 2 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 25 minutes
2 Cod fish fillets, skin on
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Small dried chilli, finely chopped
1 Spring onion, finely chopped
Small bunch fresh chopped parsley
1/4 Red pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 Yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 Green pepper, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lay out two large pieces of aluminium foil. Enough to completely wrap up the fish.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dried chilli, spring onion, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir well and set aside.
Place a piece of fish in the middle of each piece of aluminium foil. Top with peppers and drizzle over marinade.
Wrap up each piece of fish and place on a baking tray. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until fish is cooked and peppers are soft.
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