This Grilled Cod Fish in foil recipe is ready in 10 minutes! This dish is seasoned with bbq seasoning, lemon pepper, paprika, and more. Pair this with any of your favorite vegetables and sides.
What Type of Fish to Use
You can use any white fish such as cod, tilapia, catfish, etc for this recipe with no adjustment to cook time.
How to Season the Fish
I like to use a combination of smoked paprika, my Homemade BBQ Seasoning and Lemon Pepper Seasoning. You can use whatever you like.
- Your favorite fish rub
- Your favorite BBQ rub
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
How to Grill Cod in Foil
Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Preheat grill.
- Place the fish on a piece of foil. Rub both sides of the fish with olive oil and sprinkle the spices onto both sides of the fish.
- Seal the foil around the fish.
Do You Have to Use Foil?
No. I like to use foil because it’s easy to clean up and because white fish is very delicate. Using foil makes it simple to place on the grill grates and it’s easy to remove the fish once it has finished cooking. Using foil will also look in heat and moisture and allow the fish to cook at an even and consistent temperature. The end result is tender, juicy, and flaky fish.
If you aren’t using foil, I recommend greasing your grill grates with oil to prevent sticking.
You will need to heat the grill to medium, I use 375 degrees. Getting to know your grill is important. Most modern and newer grills will display the temperature.
If you don’t have a temperature dial you can do a hand test to see if the grill has reached medium-high. You can read more about How to Check the Temperature of Your Grill here.
Charcoal Grill vs Gas Grill
You can use either grill for this recipe. I personally use a gas grill most often. They are just so convenient, there’s less clean up, and they preheat very quickly.
How Long to Cook it/How to Tell When it’s Done
It will typically take 8-12 minutes to grill the fish. Cook the fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Some like to cook their seafood to around 135 degrees. Do what you prefer.
Additional Toppings and Ideas
- Roasted Garlic
- Fresh lemon juice
- Fresh lime juice
- Melted butter
How to Reheat
I don’t recommend the microwave for cooked fish. You risk tough texture when using the microwave. I recommend the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees until warm.
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge tightly covered and sealed for 3-4 days.
Pair With these Grilled Recipes
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
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Poke Bowls with Spicy Mayo Sauce
Pan Seared Cod with Lemon Butter
Grilled Cod in Foil
- 1 pound cod fish
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon BBQ Rub
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt to taste
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat, 375 degrees.
- Place the fish on a piece of foil (large enough to cover and seal the fish). Rub both sides of the fish with olive oil and sprinkle the spices onto both sides of the fish. Rub the spices in to ensure the flavor penetrates.
- Seal the foil around the fish.
- Place the fish on the grill.
- Grill the fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This usually takes 8-12 minutes.