Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tilapia en Papillote

This is one of my roommate and I's favorite things to make for dinner. We usually make a different version but I was craving some capers and everything else just fell into place. I like this version even better!

This dish is easy to customize for any number of guests and has a beautiful presentation. Plus, it is simple and quick.

You will need: 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 sprig of basil, 2 Tbsp capers, 1 clove of garlic, 2 Tbsp white wine, 1 Tbsp olive oil, half of an onion, and 1 filet of tilapia.

Mince up your garlic.

Halve or quarter your tomatoes, depending on how large they are.

Toss the garlic and tomatoes into a small bowl.

Dump in 2 Tbsp of capers with some juice.

I could eat this on toast.

Pour 1 Tbsp of olive oil in the bowl.

Thinly slice 1/2 the onion and put them in the bowl as well.

Now toss it all together and set aside.

Place half the filet on one side of a sheet of parchment paper.

Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, to taste.

Top the fish with half the onion and tomato mixture and a few basil leaves.

Now splash on some white wine.

Now fold the parchment paper over the fish (hamburger style) and make small folds starting at one corner and go all the way around to the other side. You want to seal the package so the fish will steam. Make sure your folds are tight!


Now repeat with the other half of the tilapia filet. Place both on a baking sheet.

Bake the packages at 375 for 12 minutes.

Serve in the package with some green beans.

They're really fun to rip open!

Yum! Such a great presentation.


Tilapia en Papillote
Serves: 2

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 sprig of basil, stem removed
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp white wine
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Half of an onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 filet of tilapia, cut in half
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Combine olive oil, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and capers in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place each half of the fish filet on a rectangle of parchment paper. Top with some salt and pepper, to taste. Then top each with half of the tomato mixture and a splash of wine. Make small folds all around the parchment paper to seal the package.
  4. Place the packages on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

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