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Lemon Caper Tilapia Packets

Tilapia has to be one of the mildest fish out there. And it’s a staple here in our house. Remember my post with Anderson Seafoods? Well it helped us really shoot for our goal to try and eat fish more often at least once a week. Although our budget doesn’t always agree, we’ve made do. My Mom and Aunt came across this recipe a long time ago and I’ve tweaked it somewhat and I will say it changes every time I make it depending on what we feel like and what we have on hand. I hope that you enjoy it as well!

Tilapia Packets

Author/Source:

Kelly @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Tilapia, fresh
  • 1 cup Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Capers
  • 1 medium Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cups Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Lemon, juiced

Directions:

Distribute one tilapia filet per foil square. Lift up the edges, divide remaining ingredients equally among the filets. Roll foil edges together tightly to form a packet. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until fish is firm.

Check out the pictures below for an easy trick to slice small tomatoes!

Freezing Directions:

Distribute one tilapia filet per foil square. Lift up the edges, divide remaining ingredients equally among the filets. Roll foil edges together tightly to form a packet. Place flat into freezer bag and freeze until ready to serve. TO SERVE Thaw, bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until fish is firm.

Servings: 4


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11 Responses to “Lemon Caper Tilapia Packets”

  1. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Kelly,
    I really like the combination of flavor that you used in your Tilapia Packet. It looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. Ronda Robertson says:

    This sounds wonderful & my cooking group is making tomorrow. To clarify 1 pound filet divided between the four packets? So 1/4# each serving, correct? Thank you!!

  3. Amanda says:

    Do you have to thaw the packet? Has anyone tried baking it from a frozen state?

  4. Tzippora Steele says:

    For a larger family like mine (or if you like having lots for later) you can buy frozen tilapia already in 4oz servings that work GREAT for this recipe. 48oz package goes for about $9 here but Hostage NY is crazy expensive!

    Also, I served this with white rice that I added lemon zest to the cooking water…it was a nice echo to the fish…

  5. Lauren Eggett says:

    My husband and I love to camp and these were perfect! All we had to do was stick the packets in the coals. When at home, we ate these with steamed white rice and lemon-butter glazed carrots (which probably negates the “diet” intentions but the meal is so yummy!).

  6. Cheryl says:

    This may be a dumb question, but if you intend on freezing these for later, would you freeze it with raw fish? Or do you cook the fish and then heat it again later?

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