Orange Roughy With Oven Roasted Tomatoes


4 orange roughy filets * 4 oven-dried tomato slices * 4 fresh or preserved lemon slices, cut in half * 2 tbsp fresh thyme * 4 tbsp unsalted butter


If preparing indoors, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Tear off 4 sheets of aluminum foil into sections large enough to fold over filets, with another couple of inches on each side to seal. Place a filet slightly off center on each sheet and place 1 large oven-dried tomato slice and 2 lemon slice halves on top of each. Top each filet with ΒΌ of the fresh thyme and add 1 tbsp of butter to each packet. If desired, sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Fold the aluminum foil in half over the ingredients to seal the packet. Fold the 3 open sides, one at a time, over several times to seal the packet completely. The goal is to seal the packet tight enough to hold in the steam, but allow enough room for the air to expand. Place on hot grill over medium, direct heat and cook for about 8 - 10 minutes. If preparing indoors, place the foil packet into the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Be sure to add a couple minutes to your cooking time if starting with frozen filets. To serve, open the foil packets, carefully avoiding the hot steam. Discard the lemon slices. Transfer the filets to plates or leave inside foil packets. Serve with Mediterranean pasta salad or another side dish with complementary flavors. Enjoy!