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Tilapia en Papillote Packet
Tilapia en Papillote Packets (Tilapia in Parchment Packets)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
These Tilapia en Papillote Packets (Tilapia in Parchment Packets) are nothing less than delicious!  Tilapia fillets are steamed and cooked in parchment packets with green zucchini, yellow squash, onions, tomatoes, chives, fresh garlic, paprika, butter and lemon wedges creating a savory broth.  Excellent lunch or meal.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 3
Calories: 424 kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More
Ingredients
  • 1 lb tilapia fillets about 6 fillets (2 per person)
  • 1 green zucchini thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow squash thinly sliced
  • 3 roma tomatoes sliced and quartered
  • 1 onion cut in half and thinly sliced
  • couple sprigs of chives chopped
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic thinly sliced
  • 6-9 tbsp stick butter
  • 3 lemons 2 lemons will be juiced and one quartered
  • paprika sprinkled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Rinse tilapia fillets and season with salt, pepper and paprika.

  3. Prepare parchment paper by first cutting a little less than 2 feet for each packet. Fold each sheet in half and place tilapia and veggies centered to one side of the fold of each sheet.  

  4. Form one layer of zucchini and squash opposite to one another and top with 2 tilapia fillets in the center of the paper.

  5. Top with another layer of zucchini and yellow squash.

  6. Top with tomatoes, onions, chives and garlic.

  7. Sprinkle more salt and pepper all over to your liking.

  8. Repeat process with the other two packets.

  9. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons and distribute equally on all three packets.

  10. Top each packet with 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter.

  11. To enclose packets, fold the sides first in over lapping folds and then fold the top.

  12. Place all packets on a tray and cook in the oven for 15 to 17 minutes being careful not to dry fish.  You want to keep the tilapia and veggies soaking in the savory broth it creates and the fish to remain tender.

  13. When done, take packets out of the oven and serve on a platter with lemon wedges.  Make an incision in the top and enjoy!


    Note: Could also serve out of parchment paper onto a plate and topped with the broth.

Recipe Notes

 

This dish is great on its own or can serve with white rice.

Nutrition Facts
Tilapia en Papillote Packets (Tilapia in Parchment Packets)
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 1147mg33%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 91.2mg111%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.