Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was printed in the "Arizona Republic" newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (4 ounce) catfish (flounder or perch will work also)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 12 cup diced red pepper
  • 14 cup seeded diced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a cup, mix soy sauce, and sesame oil until well combined.
  3. Set mixture aside.
  4. Tear off 4-12 inch squares of aluminum foil; Place 1 fish filet on one side of each square.
  5. Sprinkle each filet evenly with some sliced scallion, diced red pepper, diced cucumber and minced ginger; then drizzle each filet with 1 teaspoon soy sauce mixture.
  6. Fold foil over filets to make packets and seal edges tightly.
  7. Place packets on a baking sheet; bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Open packets at the table, being careful of steam.
Most Helpful

5 5

I didn't have the scallions or cucumbers (didn't have them) but this was still great. I wanted to use fish to make a chinese flavored dish. This really hit the spot. I used a spicy oil and the chinese hot sauce instead of red peppers.

4 5

Used white snapper fish instead and baking it really sealed in the flavours. Skipped the cucumber and red peppers and added sliced mushrooms instead. Decided to make 3 diagonal cuts for faster cooking where I have inserted the ginger slices and scallions too! Thanks for the recipe.