Foil Packet Lemon and Herb Cod

Have trouble cooking fish? Toss this virtually carb-free recipe into a packet of aluminum foil, and you'll have a perfectly cooked meal in no time.

Foil packet lemon and herb cod
 Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C.

Ever cook in foil? It’s one of the easiest methods to cook fish. And while a foil packet of lemon, herbs, and cod is already a simple, can’t-miss recipe, you can also add the vegetables of choice to the packet for even more flavor.

Nutrition (per serving):

Calories: 305, Protein: 40 grams, Fat: 15 grams, Carbs: 0 grams, Sugar: 0 grams

Recipe and photo by Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C., of Dana White Nutrition

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • 2 (8 oz. pieces) fresh cod
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • fresh basil
  • kosher salt and black pepper

Place each piece of fish on a plate of heavy-duty aluminum foil (or a double layer of regular foil).

Top each with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon slice and basil; season with salt and pepper.

Fold in edges of foil to create a packet. Place packets on a hot grill for 10 minutes or until fish is opaque. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh lemon slices.