Tilapia Baked in Foil

photo s3Oh what a weekend it was…back to reality now. I had such a wonderful weekend in Palm Beach, Florida with my soon to be hubby; it was nice to finally add some color to my face and relaxation to my agenda :). Now that I am back, I want to continue to make more healthy meals- without sacrificing flavor. It’s time to get that bikini body back- I guess I realized that a couple of days too late…

This recipe is so simple and so delicious. The flavors all blend together in a wonderful way when the fish is in the oven “steaming” inside the foil wrapper.

Begin by drizzling some olive oil over the tilapia and sprinkling with salt & pepper. I used sea salt for this one. photo 3Next chop up the plum tomato and shallots, place in a medium size bowl to mix and add the olive oil, oregano, thyme, fresh lemon juice and capers. Talk about a fresh and healthy recipe!photo 2Next, take a square of aluminum foil that will fit the filet and place the tilapia on the square. Oh, and do this all on top of a baking sheet. Spoon half of the mixture on top of the filet….photo 1Wrap it up and place it in a 400 degree oven._DSC0569The wrapped tilapia will cook so nicely in the aluminum foil and all the flavors really come together so nicely. It’s a guiltless and simple meal that took me under 30 minutes to make!

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Tilapia Baked in Foil

Serves 2 

  • 2 tilapia filets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil for drizzling plus 1 tablespoon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Lemon for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sprinkle tilapia with about 2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, remaining 1 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, capers, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.

Place a tilapia fillet,  on top of a sheet of foil.  Spoon the tomato mixture over the tilapia. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely making sure that the packets are sealed closed. Place the foil packet on a baking sheet. Repeat until all of the tilapia filets have been individually wrapped in foil and placed on the baking sheet. Bake until the tilapia is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer to plates and serve.


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