Howdy folks! 😊
I think my love for fish has been well documented on this blog and elsewhere, so I won’t talk about that, however there are still numerous ways to prepare this my beloved protein. 💕
This Fish in Foil recipe is not only delicious, but also easy to prepare and not labour intensive at all. Great for lazy days, or if you’re looking for a clean tasting, healthy meal option where less is truly more.
Tilapia is a mild tasting white fish, so its a blank canvas as far as flavor goes. And it can go in whichever direction you take it. For this recipe however, the fish remains front and centre, but accentuated with the bright freshness of lemon and garlic, plus the earthiness of tomatoes and green pepper. You’ll definitely love this dish.👌🏽
Below are the few ingredients you’ll need. Try it, and let me know how it goes. Happy Eating! 😋
Foiled Tilapia FilletsCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
6-8 Fillets of Deboned Tilapia (Bream)
1 Medium Lemon
1 Medium Green Pepper
1 Medium (Ripe) Tomato
1 Medium Red onion
2 large Fresh Chillies (Optional)
3 Cloves Garlic
2 Teaspoons Lemon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Salt (Or to taste)
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger powder (Optional)
1/2 Teaspoon Tumeric/Curry powder
2 sheets Heavy Duty Aluminium Foil
- Start with thawing your fillets to room temperature, if they were frozen. Use paper towel to remove any excess moisture. If they were fresh bought, still make sure the fish is clean, fresh and firm to the touch. Not slimy, no foul scent and all of that jazz. 😊
- Proceed to season the fish, dare I say heavily. I repeat, season the fillets well. Start with salt and black pepper directly onto the fish. Then combine the rest of the spices together, and sprinkle that onto the fish. That is lemon pepper, fish spice, Tumeric, Garlic Powder and anything else you want to add, really. Set aside once done.
- Next, prepare the vegetables that will go into the dish. Thinly slice the tomato, onion, green pepper, chilli and garlic. Also set aside once done.
- Spray the foil surface with the cooking spray, or drizzle with some oil if that’s not available. Than lay down some tomato wedges, at the bottom before placing the seasoned fillets on top.
- Thinly slice the lemon, remove the seeds and then put a about 4 slices over the fish.
- Layer/Add the remaining vegetables on top of that, and then drizzle with the oil.
- Close the parcel in the foil and make sure there’s no openings for the steam to escape. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
- Once ready, wait until the parcel cools down a little before opening, as the emerging steam is a burn hazard. Remove the vegetables first, layer by layer and set aside, before removing the fish.
- And this my friends, is the final product. Plate the fish and serve with the cooked vegetables on the side. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly, if needed. Drizzle with some of the oily broth in the parcel, and serve with your choice of starch and veggies. Like Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Saute’d Purple Cabbage with Green Pepper