Easy Does It: Grilled Fish in Foil

This summer has been super hot, more so than usual.  We haven't had a good rainy day in ages (as I type this post out in mid-August).

It's the usual summer meals for us......corn, tomatoes, salads and good bread.   Keep it easy, and don't light the oven if I don't have to.

You've seen this here before, but figured I would remind you with a super easy fish recipe in foil that you put on the grill.   Dinner is ready in 15 minutes and is fantastic.

Here, I used a steelhead trout, which is a trout fish, but looks like and tastes more like a mild salmon.  I love it, and always buy it when I can find it.....it's usually farm raised, and I know how most people feel about farm raised fish.  

Sub in salmon if you like for this one, but use a wild salmon, one that is lean and thin.

Light a gas grill to 400-450 degrees.

Lay a big side of fish (with skin on) in a heavy duty piece of aluminum foil.  
Season the fish with kosher salt.

I spread about 2 tbsp of my homemade pesto over the top.  Then add thin slices of butter, and slices of lemon to the top (I also squeeze a little lemon juice on top from the ends of the lemon).   That's it.

Fold up the foil packet with a tight seal.   
Place on the grill and cook about 10-12 minutes. 

Carefully transfer the packet to a platter and open.  You can serve directly from the foil, or on a platter with the lemon butter sauce poured on top.

This is excellent served with my classic potato salad (which unfortunately to make, you have to boil the potatoes and eggs and heat up the kitchen).