Steamed Halibut in a Tinfoil Pouch

by zesty on April 6, 2011 · 5 comments

Want fish?  How about steamed fish with vegetables and no mess to clean up?  Yeah, now I got your attention.  So last night I knew exactly what I wanted to make for supper.  I have been stewing about it for a few days and was curious how the flavor combination would work out.

For the vegetables, I went with asparagus and portabella mushrooms and for the sauce I combined balsamic vinegar, lemon,  maple syrup and some fresh blueberries to round out the flavor profile.  The results in the house were double thumbs up and I was pleased with the flavor of the fish as well as the texture.


  • 4 pieces of Halibut
  • 8 Asparagus pieces
  • 6 Baby Portabella mushrooms
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic


    1. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees.
    2. Get too large pieces of tin foil and place them on the counter top and begin to assemble.
    3. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper
    4. Add 1/2 asparagus and 1/2 mushrooms.

    1. Top with a bit of lemon juice and a drizzle of balsamic

  1. Seal the tinfoil and ensure no air can get inside.
  2. Cook for 20-22 minutes.
  3. For the sauce, combine butter, garlic, balsamic, blueberries and lemon and bring to a boil and let reduce.  Serve over the fish.
  4. ENJOY

Zesty Tip: Be careful opening the hot pouches as you can burn your hand quite easily.  Another idea is to set the pouches on parchment or tinfoil inside the baking sheet incase the tinfoil breaks to avoid any mess.

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