Oven Roasted Chili Lime Cod Packets

I recently realized that my cooking has been lacking in the seafood area!  So I have been definitely trying to amend my ways.  And here’s proof!!  Pretty delicious proof if I do say so myself!  This is my first successful time cooking in foil packets…and I am quite fond of the method!  If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely should.  Let me show you how it works!!


Here’s what you need:

  • 1 lb Cod Fillets
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • A few slices of shallots or red onion
  • 4 Handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 Can Black Beans
  • Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil (You can use normal Olive Oil if you wish…it’s just tastier this way :))
  • Foil (4 rectangles)


And here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350*
  2. Season your fish with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of half the lime. Whisk together with the chili powder and garlic powder to create a paste.  Spread evenly all over both sides of the fish.
  4. Lay out all your rectangles of foil.  Place a handful of spinach in the middle of each, then sprinkle on some black beans.   Drizzle olive oil across spinach bed.
  5. Place a fillet on each bed of spinach.  Place a few slices of shallot/red oinion on top of each fillet, and top with a little extra squeeze of lime juice and/or infused olive oil and a lime slice.
  6. Seal the foil on all sides, creating an airtight pouch.  Place in your preheated oven and cook for about 15 minutes, until fish is white and flakes easily with a fork.  And you’re done!  Yaaaay!


Recipe adapted from myrecipemagic.com


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Make a paste with 1/2 the juice of a lime and chili powder/garlic powder.

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Smear all over salt and peppered cod…

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Prepare your foil for packet-ing!

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Layer spinach and beans…

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Drizzle with olive oil (preferably lime infused.  Seriously.  It’s delicious.  Try this kind:

Lime Oil)

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Place fish on top of your spinach/bean layers…

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Add some shallot or onion, squeeze a little lime juice on top, and add a lime slice if you have any left…

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Seal up all around so you have a packet…

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Place in a 350* oven and cook for about 15 minutes, or until fish is white and flakes easily with a fork…

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BAM!  Delicious!!  So many great flavors and textures…and lots of nutrition to boot!!

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