Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tilapia Packets

This is an easy and fast dish that can be served during the week. Best of all it's healthy.

Tilapia Packets
2 tilapia fillets
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
10-15 Kalamata olives, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbs onion, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 dry white wine
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat grill to medium high heat.
Create a packet out of foil. I have told you how to do this before, but if you have a short memory like me. Take a 4 foot long piece of aluminum foil. Fold it in half, so you now have a 2 foot ling piece. Fold the sides over 1 inch. Fold the sides a second time 1 inch. Fold the bottom up 1 inch. The top will be open the sides will now be sealed as they have been folded over once and the bottom is folded up 1 inch for strength. Put all of the ingredients in the foil. Fold the top over 1 inch, do this 3 times. Place the pouch on a tray or cutting board to transport to grill. Place packet on grill. Cook for 5 minutes and flip the packet over. The packet will inflate like a balloon while it is cooking. Be careful when you remove from grill as this is when the seems will break if they are going to break. Remove the contents, except the liquids, and put on a plate. I usually serve this on a bed of brown rice. You can garnish with parsely or basil.


  1. I look chicken this way some times, but it is perfect for fish too!

  2. ok I think I figured this out! I have to use another browser because internet explorer is lame! Anyway finally, a perfect meal is always found here.. love the way this fish looks the flavors are perfect! You need to cook for me so I can lose 15 pounds... blogging has killed me... needing to make all low fat foods Its so hard to stick to the diet! thanks Greg for your inspiration!

  3. Oh, just lovely Greg! And a friend's mom just asked me about cooking fish in packets. I am going to send her this link. How timely! :D