Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was printed in the "Arizona Republic" newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (4 ounce) catfish (flounder or perch will work also)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 12 cup diced red pepper
  • 14 cup seeded diced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a cup, mix soy sauce, and sesame oil until well combined.
  3. Set mixture aside.
  4. Tear off 4-12 inch squares of aluminum foil; Place 1 fish filet on one side of each square.
  5. Sprinkle each filet evenly with some sliced scallion, diced red pepper, diced cucumber and minced ginger; then drizzle each filet with 1 teaspoon soy sauce mixture.
  6. Fold foil over filets to make packets and seal edges tightly.
  7. Place packets on a baking sheet; bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Open packets at the table, being careful of steam.
Most Helpful

I didn't have the scallions or cucumbers (didn't have them) but this was still great. I wanted to use fish to make a chinese flavored dish. This really hit the spot. I used a spicy oil and the chinese hot sauce instead of red peppers.

wittlebit83 April 26, 2008

Used white snapper fish instead and baking it really sealed in the flavours. Skipped the cucumber and red peppers and added sliced mushrooms instead. Decided to make 3 diagonal cuts for faster cooking where I have inserted the ginger slices and scallions too! Thanks for the recipe.

Cook Food Mood February 10, 2008