Monday, July 12, 2010

Grilled Cod, Potatoes, and Corn in Foil

For this 4th of July last week, I knew I had to grill. It's practically a constitutional law. However, I was sick of grilling the typical burgers, steaks, etc. So, I turned to the classic New England seafood bake for inspiration!

Okay, so not quite THAT classic. Instead of fancy pants ingredients like lobster or clams, I used good ole New England cod. This recipe is easy to make, light and summery, and delicious! Enjoy.

  • 1 fillet of cod. Any other firm white fish will do, but cod holds up nicely to the grilling.
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 4 tbsp. butter. Yeah baby!
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay. This seasoning tastes fantastic on any seafood. Feel free to use salt, pepper, etc. instead if you'd like.
That's it! You also just need two large sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. The fish, potato, and corn will steam in the foil and be delicious and moist. This recipe makes for two packets, so share with a buddy, or chow down yourself.


Cut your cod fillet in half and slice up your potatoes and lemon into thin slices. Take all the husk off the corn and cut the cob into two pieces. Put everything in a Ziploc and head out to the grill!

Turn on the grill to high heat to warm up while you prepare your packets. On a sheet of aluminum foil, put half the potato slices and top with some Old Bay (or other seasoning) and 1 tbsp. butter.

Put the fish on top of the potatoes and a half ear of the corn beside them. Put 1/2 tbsp. butter on both the corn and the fish and top with half the lemon slices. Sprinkle more Old Bay on everything (to taste).

Fold up the foil around the food into a packet and seal tightly. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.

Cook on the grill for about 20-25 minutes until the fish flakes easily when you twist a fork in it and the potatoes are nice and tender. This gives you the perfect opportunity to crack open a beer and enjoy the great outdoors.

Open the steaming packet of deliciousness and dig in!

Do YOU have any fun and easy grilling recipes?

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