Chinese Baked Fish in Foil

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by James Craig

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

Top Review by wittlebit83

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.

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.

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