Fish Boats

Kim Martin


My Mom made these for us when we were kids and we loved I'm getting my kids to learn to love fish, too! The sodium content is higher than I'd like, but there are probable some lower sodium alternatives to the A-1 Sauce that can be used. I'll post a pic next time I make them, I'm going to try it with Tilapia, I think it'd work well with any of the white fish


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10 Min
20 Min


  • 1/4 lb
    butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 1/4 c
    a -1 steak sauce (i use original, but any of the varieties would do, i'm gonna try the tangy variety next time
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • 2 lb
    frozen (thawed) or fresh sole, flounder, or turbot fish fillets
  • ·
    paprika, too taste
  • ·
    heavy duty foil, or reynolds foil pouches

How to Make Fish Boats


  1. Use a square piece of foil to make 4 foil "pouches", or use the pre-formed foil packages available by Reynolds.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in microwave safe bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredient to combine thoroughly.
  4. Divide the fish equally into the 4 pouches pour 1/4 of the mixture on top of fish in each pouch, then seal the pouch to resemble a boat, leave air-space for the steam that's generated to help cook the fish
  5. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for twenty minutes. Use caution when opening the pouches, as the escaping steam can burn you.
  6. I always serve this with brown rice (my Mom also used Wild rice sometimes) as a side dish to help sop up the delicious juices from the marinade, but now since watching carb intake will opt for a serving of veggies on the side and a salad. My Mom actually added it to inside the boat prior to serving, but you can skip using the remaining extra juices for those that are calorie or sodium conscious
  7. Serving Size 227 g
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 265 Calories from Fat 31
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 3.5g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
    Cholesterol 154mg 51%
    Sodium 238mg 10%
    Total Carbohydrates 0.0g 0%
    Protein 54.8g
    Vitamin A 2% • Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 4% • Iron 4%
    Nutrition Grade B+
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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About Fish Boats

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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