Lemon Caper Tilapia Packets - Dump and Go Dinner

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Lemon Caper Tilapia Packets - Dump and Go Dinner

Kelly
The Cook
4 Servings
6 Ingredients
14 Comments
Tilapia has to be one of the mildest fish out there. And it's a staple here in our house. This recipe helps us use up my tomato bounty that is just overwhelming this summer! I hope you like it as well.
4 Servings
6 Ingredients
14 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Tilapia
  • 1 cup dice Tomato
  • 1 tablespoon drain Capers
  • 1 teaspoon mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ¼ cups Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons juice Lemon

Containers

Supplies

  • Foils
  • Labels

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Cut foil into 12x12 squares for indicated number of servings. Distribute one tilapia filet per foil square.
  2. Lift up the edges, divide remaining ingredients equally among the filets. Roll foil edges together tightly to form a packet.
  3. Divide among the indicated number of gallon freezer bags. Label and freeze flat.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Bake

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is firm.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Cut foil into 12x12 squares for indicated number of servings. Distribute one tilapia filet per foil square.
  2. Lift up the edges, divide remaining ingredients equally among the filets. Roll foil edges together tightly to form a packet.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is firm.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
4 ounces tilapia and 1/4 cup vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories
240
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
2.5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
Sodium
110mg
Total Carbohydrates
3g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g
Protein
23g
WW Freestyle
4
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
0 Other Carb
0 Starch
0 Veg
3 Lean Meat

14 Comments

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  1. 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. 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. 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…

  4. 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!).

  5. 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?

  6. What other types of fish can be used for this recipe? Cod, Haddock, any type of white fish? It’s sometimes difficult to find non-farm-raised tilapia.

    1. Yes, you could use a different white fish. Cook time can vary depending on the thickness of the fish. Great recipe! Enjoy!

  7. I’m really looking forward to making this dish! This is also probably a silly question, but what kind of tomatoes are you using? Fresh? Cherry/grape size?

    1. Hi Kim! That is not a silly question at all. The recipe card and shopping list just call for a regular diced tomato. I love adding color to my recipes, so I would probably go for a mix of yellow and red tomatoes here. You could also find your favorite flavor tomato and try that. Let us know what you decide on and how it turned out! Enjoy!

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