This is a nice healthy flavorful dinner. Ive been making fish like this for years, it was something my mom always made and one of the first recipes I asked for after moving out on my own. You can use whatever veggies you like, just make sure they are julienned or chopped up small because the fish doesn't cook for long and you don't want the veggies to be too crispy.
The Asparagus is sooo good. The original recipe is from Allrecipes.com and I tweak it just a little bit by switching the amounts of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. I think this dish is already salty enough, I cant imagine having an entire Tablespoon for soy sauce.
Fish Baked in Foil Packets
3-4 white fish fillets (I like mahi mahi or halibut)
2 celery stalks, cut in 3 or 4 pieces, then julienned
2 carrot sticks, cut up and julienned
1/2 of a red bell pepper, julienned
a couple pats of butter
salt, pepper and dill to taste
For each piece of fish, use a large piece of tin foil. Place the fish in the middle of the foil. Season it really good with salt, pepper and dill. Then squeeze lemon juice over it (I used 1/2 lemon for 3 pieces of fish) Slice up the other half of the lemon and set aside. Now arrange equal amounts of veggies onto each piece of fish. Season with more salt and pepper. Throw on a pat of butter and a slice of lemon. Wrap the fish up really good, sealing the top and sides. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Asparagus with Balsamic Butter
1 bunch of asparagus
salt and pepper
a drizzle of olive oil
2 Tbsp butter1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
Lay asparagus into a shallow baking dish. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake 375 for 15 minutes. While asparagus is baking, microwave butter in a small dish to melt, then add balsamic vinegar and soy sauce, mix well, pour over asparagus and toss right before serving.