This super easy method for grilled fish in foil packets is pretty fool proof, and you can use any fresh fish that's available to you in your area.
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 2 votes

Easy Grilled Fish Fillet in Foil Packets

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
This super easy method for grilling fish is pretty foolproof, and you can use any fresh fish that's available to you in your area. It's almost 90 degrees today, which means I'm grilling tonight. In fact I use my outdoor grill just about every night in the summer to make quick, easy, healthy dinners.


  • 4 porgy fillets (about 5 oz each)
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper (to taste)
  • 4 sprigs fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary, oregano)
  • 1 lemon (sliced thin)
  • 4 large pieces heavy duty aluminum foil (about 18 to 20 inches long)


  • Place the fish in the center of the foil, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place a slice of lemon on top of each piece of fish, then a sprig of herbs on each.
  • Fold up the edges so that it's completely sealed and no steam will escape, creating a loose tent.
  • Heat half of the grill (on one side) on high heat with the cover closed.
  • When the grill is hot, place the foil packets on the side of the grill with the burners off (indirect heat) and close the grill.
  • Depending on the thickness of your fish, cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and cooked through. My porgy fillets took about 12 minutes.


Serving: 1fish packet, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 1
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 5