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Baked Tilapia in Foil (four ways)!

FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil. Toss ’em on the grill or in the oven – but NEVER have dishes to clean!

I have always loved Baked Tilapia in Foil – heck, anything baked in foil! – for its simplicity, quick cooking time and minimal ingredients that turn into a healthy, delicious meal.

My favorite way to prepare it is to rub on some freshly minced garlic, top with pats of butter and lemon slices then add some asparagus and cherry tomatoes. So much flavor, plenty of healthy fish and vegetables, no cleanup and takes just ten minutes to cook!

Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

Favorite flavors differ for the other members of my family, however, so I’ve included those for you, too. They include a simple topping of basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto or a butter and lemon-pepper combination. All are delicious and such a simple way to make a different Baked Tilapia in Foil flavor for every member of your family!

The recipe for Garlic Baked Tilapia in Foil with Asparagus and Tomatoes can be found at the bottom of this post. The others are even simpler so you really don’t need a recipe.

HOW TO BAKE TILAPIA?

Just top with either basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto or a mixture of melted butter and lemon-pepper seasoning. The amounts are up to you – use as little or as much as you like.

You can even top it with fresh lemon slices for an extra oomph of flavor. They all bake at 400F for about 10 minutes. So simple!

{ TIP: Use your favorite seasoning mix in place of the lemon-pepper. It’s the same suggestion I give for how to bake chicken wings so they’re crispy & amazing – you can have a different flavor for every member of your family with minimal effort! }

Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

Random story: One day last week, I went to Costco. And came home with $400 of so many delicious types of fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. HEAVEN. Incredibly fun to shop and bring home so many goodies.

A friend had gone with me (which makes any kind of shopping more fun). She’d stopped by my house before we left and she noticed my new FoodSaver on my counter. We started sharing stories of how much food we waste because it’s so tough to use every last bit before it goes bad. I don’t even shop at Costco that often; normally it’s the grocery store for me, yet I still find myself tossing food in frustration.

Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

Especially fresh HERBS. Who can use that ginormous bunch of parsley or cilantro before it goes bad??

I can.

At least, now I can ever since I started using my FoodSaver. My girlfriend and I had so much fun vacuum sealing EVERYTHING when we got home that day.

Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

And those muffins that come in two packs that are impossible to keep fresh because there’s no easy way to cover them tightly? I vacuum sealed them into bags, two to a bag, and my girls have been enjoying them before school in the morning.

Wait…muffins in a vacuum sealed bag? Won’t they get crushed, you ask?

Not even a little bit! The new FoodSaver has a pulse vac so that YOU control when to stop the air removal. I simply stop when the muffins are tightly sealed in the bag but not so much that they’re crushed.

Back to the recipe…

Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for Baked Tilapia in Foil!

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Here are FOUR simple ways to make Baked Tilapia in Foil! Toss 'em on the grill or in the oven - but NEVER have dishes to clean up! Healthy, delicious and every member of the family can choose their favorite flavor without much more effort for the chef!

Garlic Baked Tilapia in Foil with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

You can also top your tilapia filets with any type of pesto or a tablespoon of your favorite seasoning mixed with two tablespoons melted butter. Make a different flavor for everyone at once!

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia filets
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 pats of butter, about 1/2 cup
  • 8 lemon slices
  • 1 pound thin asparagus stalks, cut into thirds
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (or preheat grill to medium).
  2. Place each tilapia filet on a piece of tinfoil large enough to fold and enclose tightly.
  3. Season each filet with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide remaining ingredients by four. Top tilapia filets with garlic, then butter and lemon slices. Add asparagus and tomatoes to packets, then seal packets tightly (see video for demonstration).
  5. Place packets on grill or on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake 10 minutes or until tilapia is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Serve in foil packets or remove and place on serving plates. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g

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Allie

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

This looks great, but I'm concerned that asparagus won't get cooked through in 10 minutes. Does it come out really crunchy?

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 12th of June 2017

Nope! When I roast asparagus by itself, I actually only cook it for 5-6 minutes at 425F. It'll be crisp-tender, which is what you want. A very slight crunch while being tender. Hope that helps!

Fay

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

Same issue about time. Nowhere near done after 10 minutes - the vegetables, not the fish. Nice concept but won't make it again.

Kristy Bernardo

Tuesday 28th of March 2017

Hi Fay, as I told the previous commenter, I've made this many times and have always had fish that's completely cooked through. If your filets are thicker, they won't be done as quickly (I purchase my filets at Costco if that helps).

Shannon

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

I put mine in for 10 min at 400 degrees. It was no where near done not even close.

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 20th of March 2017

The timing will depend on the thickness of your tilapia but even a thicker filet will not take much longer or it will be overcooked.

Victoria

Monday 23rd of January 2017

Hello! I see that you put bake for 10 mins but on what degree for the oven?? I plan on cooking one of these tonight!

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 23rd of January 2017

Hey Victoria! Step one is to preheat to 400F. Hope that helps! Let me know how you enjoy it :)

Victoria

Monday 23rd of January 2017

Oops!! My apologies.. now my phone is letting me see the written instructions!

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