Lemon Peppered Cod with Thai Basil
The Gourmet Farm Girl
1 pound cod fillets
1 medium size lemon
2-3 sprigs Thai Basil plus 2-3 extra for garnish
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon cheyenne pepper
5-6 Tablespoons butter
Salt to taste
Preheat grill or oven to 400 degrees
Place 2-3 tablespoons of butter on a large piece of aluminum foil; place the cod fillets on top of the butter; fold up the edges to form a tray. Sprinkle with cheyenne, black pepper and salt; place the additional pats of butter, lemon slices and basil on top of the fish.
If grilling place the foil tray with fish directly on the grids; if baking, place the foil tray on a baking sheet. (Some of the juices tend to run off)
Grill or bake for 10-12 minutes till the cod begins to flake, pick up the foil tray off of the grill or baking sheet with tongues on both sides and place on a large serving plate, slide the fish off with a spatula; garnish with additional sprigs of fresh Thai basil.