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Monday, April 9, 2012

Tilapia & Veggie Packets (Secret Recipe Club)

How was your holiday weekend?  We had a great one...lots of food, family and fun.  Everything was delicious, but as usual, I just ate way too much...which is when meals like this come in handy.  Something light to kick off the week after a big holiday meal is always a good way to go.  So, the timing of this Secret Recipe Club post couldn't be more perfect, even though I made this dish about 3 weeks ago.

My assignment this month was Erica's blog, Itzy's Kitchen.  Erica has a lot of good recipes, many which are light and healthy.  I had a hard time choosing one to pick, but ended up making this on a Friday which were meatless for us these past 6 weeks.

If you haven't used this technique at home, don't be afraid to.  It's easy and delicious, and yields great results.  A healthy one-pouch meal that hits the spot!  Feel free to use whatever type of protein and veggies you have on hand, and whatever seasonings you prefer.

Thanks for a great recipe, Erica!

Tilapia & Veggie Packets
slightly adapted from Itzy's Kitchen

tilapia filets (one per packet)
chopped vegetables (I used tomato, red onion, green beans, mushrooms, garlic)
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
lemon juice
chili powder
parchment paper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat oil in a pan and saute veggies until slightly soft.

Cut parchment paper in a piece and place fish in the center, then sprinkle chili powder over it and top with lemon juice.  Place veggies on top and fold parchment into a sealed envelope.  Place on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Let sit 5 minutes and use caution when opening since steam will come out.

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At April 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Aarthi said...

packets looks awesome


At April 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Jaida said...

Yum! Looks delicious Melissa!! :)

At April 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

I've done salmon in a pouch before, but not tilapia. Looks pretty tasty!

At April 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

That looks FABULOUS, and is a technique I've not tried before.

At April 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Sara said...

This looks fantastic! I love fish in a packet - east and delicious!

At April 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Anonymous sarah k @ the pajama chef said...

i've never made fish in a packet before, but it sounds awesome. :)

At April 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Hezzi-D said...

They look really good-I love cooking tilapia and veggies in packets, I always have trouble coming up with the veggie and seasoning combinations.

At April 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Erica said...

Glad you enjoyed! A fabulous light dinner ;)

At April 9, 2012 at 3:13 PM , Anonymous Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I've always wanted to try parchment paper fish! This looks incredibly healthy and light - will have to try this sometime this week.

At April 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Shumaila said...

This sounds really good Melissa, a great pick for the SRC!

By the way, I had so much fun going through your blog and both my husband and I loved your cheater's enchiladas. Thank you so much for such a great recipe!

At April 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Susie said...

My kind of meal...light, easy and no dishes! This odes sound good after the Easter foodfest!

At April 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Shelby said...

I'm going to have to try the parchment paper method sometime, I've seen it a few times but then forget about it...getting old and forgetful here I guess! lol Looks like a delicious meal!

At April 10, 2012 at 6:13 AM , Anonymous reviews said...

that looks really delicious!

At April 10, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Blogger Delectably Green said...

Super dish - so delicious and full of flavor and lots of fun in the packet!
Mary x

At April 10, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Joanne said...

Eating too much is something i definitely did also. Thank god for light meals like this! SOunds delicious!

At April 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Amy Anderson said...

I use parchment paper all the time to bake cookies, but I've never actually used it to steam fish like that. Gonna have to try it!

At April 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Lisa~~ said...

I love pouch recipes, so easy, healthy and delicious.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad.

Cook Lisa Cook

At April 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

tilapia is one of my most treasured fishes. ;) it's got great texture, flavor, and all around goodness.

happy src reveal from a group D member.


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