Foil Baked Fish With Black Beans and Corn

Fish it’s whats for dinner. At least in the Mason household. I have been trying to incorporate more fish into our diets. I mean we live at the coast we should be eating fresh fish all the time. I found this recipe on Pinterest and made a few changes (I highlighted my adaptations in pink). This dish was cheap, healthy, so easy to whip together, and super tasty. I made it for dinner while one of Matt’s friends was in town visiting and we all cleaned our plates. The sign of a great meal. Then I proceeded to break my plate (wine at playgroup + more wine later= broken plates). I have a feeling we will be making this meal many more times. Perfect for entertaining. Here is my picture of our packets- not as pretty but oh so good! Enjoy!

Foil-Baked Fish with Black Beans and Corn
•4 skinless white fish fillets (6 to 8 oz each), 1-inch thick (we used Mahi)
•salt and pepper
•4 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
•2 tsp minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (I couldn’t find so I omitted)
•1 tsp grated orange zest
•2 Tbs freshly squeezed orange juice
•2 cloves garlic, minced
•1 (16-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
•2 cups corn kernels (I used 3 ears fresh corn shucked)
•1/2 red onion, minced
•2 scallions, minced
•1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Adjust the oven rack to the lower-middle position and heat to 450 degrees.

Pat the fish dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, mix together the butter, 1 teaspoon chipotle, orange zest, half the garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper in a medium bowl until well-combined. Spread butter mixture over the fish. ( I only mixed my butter with garlic and salt and pepper)

Combine the beans, corn, onion, scallions, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, orange juice, remaining chipotle, remaining garlic, scallions, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl.

Lay four 14-inch lengths of foil on the counter and divide the bean mixture evenly over the lower half of each piece of foil. Top with fish, and fold the foil over the fish, folding the edges to seal.

Arrange the packets in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the fish is just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully open the packets and sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve.

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  1. February 29, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    you are such a creative cook..I cook for a living so I appreciate your ideas!! The chipotle would have made that dish come together with the BB and corn..not critiquing, just sayin, because I have omitted before because I could NEVER find them..Publix carries them San Marco in the Taco section!! i have made your jalpeno popper dip LOVED!

  2. February 29, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    I made the same last weekend! They were good! I felt like they needed extra salt (which I try not to use extra), but still yum-o!

  3. February 29, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    This sounds delicious, I have been trying to eat more fish too, it really is so good for you, and anything with cilantro is delicious 🙂

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  5. February 29, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    I have never baked fish in foil and I think it's high time I do it. Looks and sounds so yum!!!

  6. February 29, 2012 / 10:54 pm

    looks so yummy! I'm always trying to get the confidence to cook fish myself but I only ever do it when I'm visiting home … I always feel like I cook it wrong! I'll have to dry this.

  7. March 1, 2012 / 1:47 am

    Looks sooo good! I'll definitely have to try that since I gave up meat for Lent!

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  9. March 1, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    I was totally inspired and made this last night – INCREDIBLE! I did use the chipotle and it really gave it a kick – didnt have an orange though, so I used a lemon – it was still so yummmmy!

  10. March 2, 2012 / 12:55 am

    I made this too- I found the chiles, but would omit them in the future. I also decided that I would have done lime juice & zest instead of orange. All in all, it turned out pretty good!!

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  12. April 3, 2013 / 9:27 pm

    I am going to try this recipe with tilapia when go camping. Probably will make corn/bean combo ahead of time Tilapia is pretty thin. So i will really have to watch the cook time. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for a grat recipe!!

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