The other night I found myself standing in the kitchen wondering what to make. This happens to me a lot. Thankfully, I found some inspiration in a cook book that I’d checked out from the library. The Moosewood Cook Book has several recipes for fish baked in foil. I decided to take the method and add the veggies and seasonings that sounded good to me. The fish bakes in just twenty minutes, making it a perfect fast food.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tilapia fillets (1 per packet)
Mrs. Dash seasoning
Green onions, sliced
Foil squares to wrap the fish and veggies (heavy duty foil works best)
Rub a bit of olive oil on the foil so the fish won’t stick. Place a tilapia fillet in the middle of the foil. Shake some Mrs. Dash seasoning on the fish. Layer tomatoes, green onions and basil on top. Shake a bit of lemon juice over it all. Wrap the foil around the fish loosely to make a packet. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. I suspect that these could also be done on the grill or even in the crockpot like this recipe for tilapia.
I went a little skimpy on the veggies this time and would probably bump it up the next time I make it. Other veggies and seasonings would also be good. I might even try adding some cheese next time.