How to Steam Fish – Oven Steamed Fish

Here’s a very healthy dish that can be made on the dinner table within 30 minutes. The fish steams in the pouches and ends up moist and flavorful. You can cook these pouches in the oven or directly on a grill. Here is what you are going to need for this:

Serves four – two pouches of two fish each

1 large white onion – sliced
4 tomatoes – thickly sliced
20 parsley sprigs – washed
4 TBS olive oil
4 fish fillets – I used Basa
1 TBS mayonnaise
1 lime or lemon – juiced
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread out a large piece of aluminum foil on the kitchen counter. Layer ¼ of the onion slices on the bottom, top with ¼ of the tomato slices and ¼ of the parsley sprigs. Add some salt and pepper and drizzle 2 TBS olive oil on vegetables. Place 2 fish fillets on the vegetables and add ½ of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper again and spread ¼ TBS mayonnaise on each one. Top the fish with ¼ of the onion slices, ¼ of the tomato slices and ¼ of the parsley sprigs. Grab the edges of the foil and seal them at the top – forming a tent. Seal the sides as well. Repeat the process with the second pouch.
Place the fish in the oven and cook between 25 to 30 minutes. Carefully remove the pouch – do not burn yourself – and let it cool down a bit. Open the top – very careful not to burn with the steam – and check if the fish is done. If it is not, seal it again and return it to the oven for a few more minutes.
Serve the fish with onion and tomato. Enjoy!

CALORIES 261.69; FAT 9.96 grs (sat 1.78; mono 5.65; poly 1.67); PROTEIN 25.73 grs ; FIBER 3.64 grs; CARBS 19.88 grs; CHOLESTEROL 57.66 mg; IRON 2.55 mg; SODIUM 1270 mg; CALCIUM 81.94 mg

Print the Oven Steamed Fish Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • May 11, 2012

    Sonny Mathew

    hi Miss, I am so happy right now. You and your cooking is awesome.

  • May 13, 2012


    Thank you Sonny! I really appreciate you coming by and commenting. Have a wonderful week!
    Mary Ann

  • April 7, 2013


    family loved it
    was served with mushroom white sauce on the slide

  • April 18, 2013


    Thank you for letting me know! I appreciate it.

  • November 15, 2013


    Awesome recipe idea! I am just about 20 mins away from trying it for the first time…

  • November 18, 2013


    Hi Xanzia!
    I hope this came out perfect for you! Thank you very much for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • March 25, 2014


    hello…will try your recipe tonite. I’m sure my kids will love them coz they love fish so much. Thanks for the idea.

  • March 31, 2014


    Hi Michelle!
    I hope you loved this recipe as much as I do. Thank you for giving it a try and for the message. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann