The 'no smell' fish recipe that is the ONLY one I make for my family (I hate fish, they LOVE it!). Take foil packets to table for service, and keep them around for the discarding of bones and skin. Then when dinner's done, haul those babies to the outside trash.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Rinse fish, and pat dry.

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  • Rub fillets with olive oil, and season with garlic salt and black pepper. Place each fillet on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Top with jalapeno slices, and squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemons over the fish. Arrange lemon slices on top of fillets. Carefully seal all edges of the foil to form enclosed packets. Place packets on baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of fish. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 10.9g; cholesterol 67mg; sodium 1849.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
My grandmother has been making this recipe for our family for over fifty years, and it has never been a miss no matter what type of fish you use. She uses green bell pepper (and sometimes red too if she has it) instead of the jalapeno. She also throws in about a half teaspoon of dill weed (really important!) No need for fresh lemon (especially if that makes it too lemony for you) just a tablespoon of lemon juice will do. In our family, nothing is more important than fish. Believe me, if you only knew! This recipe is a real winner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2006
I adjusted the recipe for 6 filets which meant 2T of garlic salt--and that was clearly TOO MUCH! Also because I used jarred jalapenos there was too strong of a jalapeno flavor too (& my husband loves hot stuff!) because of the peppers containing more liquid which got into the fish too much. If I try it again I'll use half as much garlic salt and add garlic powder & use fresh jalapenos (as the recipe states). Read More
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417 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 235
  • 4 star values: 132
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
My grandmother has been making this recipe for our family for over fifty years, and it has never been a miss no matter what type of fish you use. She uses green bell pepper (and sometimes red too if she has it) instead of the jalapeno. She also throws in about a half teaspoon of dill weed (really important!) No need for fresh lemon (especially if that makes it too lemony for you) just a tablespoon of lemon juice will do. In our family, nothing is more important than fish. Believe me, if you only knew! This recipe is a real winner. Read More
(479)
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2006
I gave it a 4 because I had to spruce up the taste ,other than that the idea is great and I use something similar with my freshly caught fish. here is what I did: I saute the 2 teaspoons of fresh minced garlic and 1/2 tsp. of lemon zest in the olive oil. removed the oil from heat and added cracked black pepper and 2 tbsp. of rice vinegar. broke the filets down to 4-5 inch sizes and brushed the oil mixture on them, then added 1 pinch of dill weed and 1/2 tsp of a cajun spice blend. one small onion slice, 1 slice of a jalapeno and a half slice of a lemon. these were a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
This method of cooking works with ANY type of fish- our favorite is Mahi Mahi, rubbed liberally with fresh lemon juice, patted with butter, & sprinkled with Old Bay Seasoning. Thanks for sharing such a simple way to enjoy seafood!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
I love making tilapia this way-season the fish with salt,pepper and garlic powder, cut up zuccini and yellow squash, dice up a plum tomato and jalopenos. throw it all in the foil on top of the fish,drizzle with a little EVOO, lemon juice and a splash of your fav white wine,(maybe a dash of dijon mustard too!) top with a few capers, throw it in for 20mins..awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
This was great. I can never cook fish right. This turned out absolutely divine. The filet fell apart and was moist and not too fishy--even the house didn't smell overwhelmingly fishy. My son raved over it. Way to go!!!! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2007
We really enjoyed all the extra flavor of the peppers. Will fix this regularly as we are trying to eat fish more often. I rarely have trout, but a nice way to perk up the flavor for any fish. If you want a good sauce try the one from Salmon Fillets with Creamy Dill, except keep it healthy by using plain yogurt intead of all that mayo. Why would anyone go to the trouble to make something this healthy, then drown it in mayo? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
I used green peppers and green onions instead of the jalepeno but it was excellent. Fish was tender no fuss no muss. Foil rules! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2007
I don't like a lot of fish but this was goooooood! it was a tiny tad too watery so I'll probably vent the foil next time but overall it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2008
Quite good. Can be used with any fresh fish. Make sure, however, the fish is absolutely fresh (check for clearness of eyes, for instance). Fresh fish will not taste fishy as someone else noted. Serve with a jalapeno tartar sauce (mayo, pickle relish [either dill or sweet]and a little diced jalapeno. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2006
I adjusted the recipe for 6 filets which meant 2T of garlic salt--and that was clearly TOO MUCH! Also because I used jarred jalapenos there was too strong of a jalapeno flavor too (& my husband loves hot stuff!) because of the peppers containing more liquid which got into the fish too much. If I try it again I'll use half as much garlic salt and add garlic powder & use fresh jalapenos (as the recipe states). Read More
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