Thursday, May 27, 2010

Really fast Tilapia in Parchment…


Okay, I could have gotten really fancy there and told you that I made Tilapia en Papilotte, which I did but I really want you to try this and figure this title might not intimidate you and you could see how truly easy this recipe is!

I am submitting this recipe to Marye at The Restless Chipotle who is helping to change the way people think about fast food.  It DOES NOT need to come from a box to be fast food!  To see what she is trying to do and to check out all of the the wonderful entries from her last round of Real Food….. Real Quick up head to her site!

In total I think this took me about 5 minutes to pull together and that included going outside and cutting the herbs for it.


Tilapia in Parchment adapted from and inspired by Heart homecooked

4 Tilapia fillets
4 sprigs each of thyme, oregano (1 sprig of each for each pouch)
1/4 cup packed basil leaves, thinly sliced
8 slices of thinly sliced lemon, 2 for each pouch
4 tsp of butter, 1 tsp for each pouch
coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Wash fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Place fillets on top of cut parchment paper ( and have excellent "en papillote" step by step instructions) and top with butter, lemon wheel and herbs. Seal the pouch and cook for 10 minutes.

***you can skip the butter if you are watching your weight.  I added about 1 tsp of olive oil to mine instead of the butter and it is a 4 Point recipe based on a 6 oz. piece of fish.




marye said...

hey! are you submitting this to real food real fast? Please?????

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I love this method of cooking fish, chicken or anything. It makes everything so tender and delicious Judy.

W.C.Camp said...

That looks great and sounds very easy. I have tilapia in the fridge. The last time we made it in a fast broiler but this looks even easier. Thanks, W.C.C.

Patsyk said...

What a great meal for busy weeknights!