Steamed Fish in Foil with Thyme and Lemon

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

This is healthy fast food. 
There are absolutely no fiddly, technical skills involved and this dish takes all of 2 minutes to assemble. Perfect for lazy dinners and it is just so fresh you'll be crossing your fingers for an early Spring. I certainly am.
This is another recipe inspired by Waitrose's Healthy Food Swaps. Prior to taking on the Food Swap challenge I ate very little fish, opting for chicken or beef due to familiarity, ease and cost. However fish has so many health benefits and is actually really easy to incorporate into your weekly diet (who bloomin' knew?!). This fish in foil recipe is a particular doddle. There's no boiling rice or steaming vegetables, it's all in there baby! Just pop your feet up until this little dish is steamed to perfection. And as I've used river cobbler rather than cod or haddock it is affordable and sustainable! So if you're in a meal-rut or just fancy giving your fish Friday a health kick, give these little parcels a try. I promise you, there will be no looking back.

For Steamed Fish in Foil with Thyme and Lemon (serves 2):

2 white, flaky fish fillets like haddock or river cobbler
2 large handfuls spinach
1/2 red onion
20 cherry tomatoes
100g miniature or new potatoes
4 sprigs thyme
1 lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper

Begin by preheating your oven to 200c. 
Then pop your potatoes into a pan of boiling salted water for 6 minutes. Then drain and run under cold water to cool. 
Now it's an assembly job! 
Start with two large pieces of foil, about 30x40cm. Put a large handful of spinach on each piece of foil and then lay the fish on top and season generously.

Slice up the red onion, divide equally between both fillets and chuck on with equal amounts of tomato.

Divide up the spuds and add them on too with a good splash of olive oil, 2 thyme sprigs and 2 lemon quarters. 

Wrap each package up tight and pop into the oven for 25 minutes. 

Crack open your foil parcels have a good ol' sniff. 

Pop on plates and serve with a extra lemon wedges if desired. 

Done! And with minimal washing up.


  1. This looks a winner, really easy to do and would be great here on training days when a quick healthy dinner is needed. Love the photography to today, its really zingy!

    1. It's great for a training day as you can prep it in the morning and then just pop in the oven when you get home. xx

  2. YUM!! I love fish, I even had fish for lunch, but it definitely wasn't as fast of fuss free as this!!
    Will give this a go next time!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

    1. It's absurdly easy! I hope you enjoy xx


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