Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tin-Foil Tilapia

This is one of my very favorite meals. It tastes so fresh and healthy, it's fast and relatively mess free, clean up is basically non-existant and did I mention it's delicious!?

Well, to start - pick your favorite cut of fish...or beef, chicken, pork etc. This recipe is specifically for fish but it can EASILY be adapted! Lay fish in the center of a large square of tin foil. These are going to be cooked inside so no need to double wrap the foil. If you do cook these on a fire, I would recommend double wrapping to avoid burning.

Sprinkly your favorite spices generously over the fish. Tonight I patted the fish dry, rubbed it with  kosher salt (about 1Tbsp/filet) and pepper (1tsp/filet) then sprinkled Paprika, Lemon Pepper and Cayenne Pepper for a hint of spicy.

Top fish with veggies of your choice. I was seriously wishing that my veggies from my garden were ready because fresh tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber and onion would be AMAZING in here...however, the night I made this they weren't ready so we settled for frozen veggies from Costco.

Top everything with about 1Tbsp. butter (optional but it does improve the flavor) and wrap them up tightly! before you seal the last side, add about 1 Tbsp water to your little package. It helps steam the veggies and keeps everything moist. MMM!

Bake for 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven and enjoy. It is seriously that simple. Careful when you open them, that steam is toasty!!!


 VOILA! it's fresh, it's simple and clean up is easy-peasy!!!

Serve with some Parmesan black beans and garlic toast and you've got yourself a delicious dinner in no time flat!

2 Tilapia Filets
2 C vegetables of choice, diced or cut into bite sized pieces
2 T Kosher Salt, divided
2 tsp. fresh ground pepper, divided
Paprika, to taste
Lemon pepper, to taste
Cayenne Pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp butter, divided
2 Tbsp water, divided
Tin Foil

Place all ingredients in a square of foil. Wrap tightly and bake for 20 minutes at 375. unwrap and indulge.