Healthy Dinner for Two – All Wrapped Up

I love to bake and make candy for Easter.  So, in the week leading up to Easter, I try to make healthy dinners so that I can afford to splurge a little on Easter Sunday.  This dinner is very healthy and super easy to make, too!

I saw a recipe for fish packets in a cookbook a few years ago and I thought it was a great idea. I have changed the recipe quite a bit, but the basic concept is the same.  The fish and veggies steam inside the foil packet, which makes cleanup super easy.  It is a good idea to place the packet inside a baking pan, though, in case any juices escape.  That way you won’t have to clean your oven!

My grocery store has a large section of frozen fish fillets, which are perfect for this recipe. They range from 8 to 10 ounces each, which is just enough to serve two.  I used mahi-mahi in this recipe, but you could use just about any frozen fish fillet that you like.

Ingredients:

  • 2 russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 8-10 ounce fillet of mahi-mahi, frozen
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Reduced fat sour cream
  • Fresh chives, finely chopped

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450°F.  Individually wrap each potato in aluminum foil and set aside.

Place two large sheets of aluminum foil in a small baking pan (a small brownie pan or cake pan will work just fine).  Place the fish fillet in the center of the foil, and then arrange the frozen vegetables around the fish.  Pour the white wine and squeeze the lemon wedge over the fish and vegetables.  Sprinkle with the dried dill.  Season with salt and pepper.  Fold the sides of the foil up over the fish and vegetables to form a packet inside the baking pan.

Bake the potatoes and the fish packet in the oven for about 45-60 minutes. The potatoes may take a bit longer, so you can get them started in the oven while you are assembling the fish packet, if you like.

To serve, top the baked potatoes with reduced fat sour cream.  Sprinkle fresh chives over the potatoes, fish, and veggies.

5 Responses to Healthy Dinner for Two – All Wrapped Up

  1. These are great for camping, too! Just throw the packets in the fire, and fish them out with tongs once the specified time has elapsed.

  2. I love the idea of these packets. So easy and no mess. I like what you put in yours, they look healthy and delicious!

  3. This looks wonderful! I have always wanted to make something in a parchment or foil…I’ll have to try this out!

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