A production of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Maine Recipe

Grilled Maine Cod Packets

1 medium onion, chopped

2 medium sized boiled potatoes

1 pound Maine codfish (cut into four, four-ounce pieces)

4 tablespoons pesto

1 orange pepper, cut into julienne slices

Saute the onion in a little olive oil or butter on top of the stove until it is translucent and set aside. Scrub the potatoes (no need to peel them) and boil them in water until they are just fork tender. Remove from the water and cool in the refrigerator. When they are cool enough to handle, slice them into rounds. Portion the codfish into four-ounce portions. Wash and seed the orange pepper and cut into julienne slices.

To prepare the packets:

Cut four pieces of aluminum foil into 10 inch by 14 inch pieces. On each piece of foil, layer the sauteed onion, a potato slice, the four-ounce piece of codfish. Spread a tablespoon of pesto over the fish, then top with some pepper slices.

Fold the edges of the packet so that it is sealed.

Cook on top of the grill, in preheated 350 degree oven or over a steam pipe for about 12 to 15 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the fish. The fish should just start to flake when it is cooked through. Remove the packets from the heat and serve with green beans.

Serves four.



Back to Home

What’s for Suppah?, Beans, Blueberries and Beyond is made possible in part through a television demonstration grant from Rural Development, part of the U.S.D.A.