Mexican Fish in Foil

Mexican Fish in Foil

Vegetables provide simple addition to this flavored seafood dinner - perfect if you love Mexican cuisine. 6 servings

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1 1/2
lb halibut, cod or red snapper fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
medium tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
medium green onions, thinly sliced (3 tablespoons)
teaspoons capers
clove garlic, finely chopped
tablespoons lemon juice
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
Lemon wedges
  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut six 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil.
  2. If fish fillets are large, cut into 6 serving pieces. On one side of each foil piece, place piece of fish. In small bowl, mix olives, tomato, onions, capers and garlic; spoon over fish. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Fold foil over fish and tomato mixture so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  4. Cover and grill packets over MEDIUM heat 15 to 20 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 10 minutes, until fish flakes easily with fork. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Serve with lemon wedges.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
Success Tip:
To test fish for doneness, place a fork in the thickest part and gently twist. The fish will flake easily when done.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.