Scandinavian White Fish Packets.

As I have mentioned on this blog a few times, my sister-in-law Kristen is the author of the popular blog Make the Best of Everything. Kristen and I were up in Door County together last week for vacation and decided to prepare a family dinner together celebrating Scandinavian ingredients! This turned into a “joint” blog post, and today we are both sharing how to make Scandinavian White Fish Foil Packets, Two Ways.

Door County is located on a peninsula in Wisconsin, surrounded by Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The area has a long Scandinavian heritage, which works well for Kristen and I because we do too. My family is Norwegian and Danish and Kristen’s family {my husband’s family} has Swedish ancestors. I’m so happy to have married into this family and gained a sister!

We had so much fun on this joint vacation, and I loved spending an entire week with Kristen and her family. For this joint recipe post, Kristen and I decided to make a traditional Scandinavian meal with our own flair, using white fish. Kristen’s version of foil packet white fish is Maple-Mustard-Dill White Fish. Click over to Make the Best of Everything to read her recipe! My version is Scape-Dill-Butter White Fish, which can be found at the end of this post.

We went shopping with my mother-in-law for ingredients the day we made Scandinavian White Fish Packets, and our most important stop was at a local fishery to pick up white fish for that night. We visited Hickey’s Harbor Fish Market in Baileys Harbor. If you’re ever up in Door County and looking for fish to cook, I highly recommend visiting this market!

We went straight home to make dinner. These foil packet white fish recipes are easy to make and a crowd pleaser since you can provide two different flavors. Kristen and I started this dinner with Lingonberry cocktails, made with locally purchased Lingonberry drink concentrate. You can also find it here {<–affiliate link}. To make one cocktail, stir together 1/2 shot of vodka, 4 teaspoons Lingonberry concentrate, seltzer water, two mint leaves, and ice.

We served our white fish foil packets for dinner with roasted potatoes and salad. It was fun to serve fish in two different ways, because everyone got to try different flavors. We ended up splitting the fish into several pieces so we could all get a taste! We baked our foil fish packets in the oven, but you can also put these on the grill. Don’t forget to visit Make the Best of Everything for the Maple-Mustard-Dill version!

Scape-Dill-Butter White Fish
Serves 4.

2 white fish filets {de-boned}
3 garlic scapes {chopped into 1/4 inch pieces}
3 Tablespoons dill {finely chopped}
4 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

How to~ 
*Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
*Melt butter in the microwave or on the stovetop.
*Finely chop dill. Chop garlic scapes into 1/4 inch pieces. Add dill, garlic scapes, black pepper, and salt to the melted butter. Mix well.
*Add the butter and herb mixture to the top of each piece of fish {about 2 Tablespoons per piece}. Wrap tightly in a foil packet, approximately 12×12″ in size.
*Bake at 425 degrees for ~20 minutes.


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