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How to make Fish Grilled in Foil

The Fish Grilled in foil. Easy, delicious and quick clean-up! 


SERVING: Serves 4


  • 4 sheets heavy aluminum foil
  • 2-3 tb butter – plus extra for spreading
  • 1 tb fresh basil – minced
  • 1 onion – thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
  • 1 lb fresh fish – your favorite
  •  ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dill or to taste
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Paprika – to sprinkle



  1. On each of four pieces of aluminum foil, spread a little butter, and add 1 piece of fish and fold up foil edges to keep juices from spilling out while preparing. 
  2. In a small saucepot, melt butter and mix in minced basil, dill, salt, pepper and then slowly stir in lemon juice and mix until well combined. 
  3. Divide equally over fish slices, sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika and top with the thinly sliced onion slices. 
  4. Wrap foil securely but loosely around fish. Grill 6 – 8 minutes on each side, carefully checking 1 packet of fish at the 6-minute mark.  Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. 


NOTE: We like lemon, so I put thin slices of lemon on each fish. This recipe works well with, tilapia, halibut, catfish (which takes a little longer to cook) and I’ve even prepared it with large shrimp, shelled and deveined and, of course, others. Serve with corn on the cob and you have a quick meal. 





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