Sonoma Diet Recipes - Wave 1--Tilapia Packets

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02-15-2006, 11:19 PM
This one is good and easy. Found it on

Tilapia Packets

2-4 servings

25 minutes 5 mins prep

3/4 lb tilapia fillets (approximately 4 small filets)
2 teaspoons butter
2 scallions
1 1/2 teaspoons herbes de provence
4 sheets aluminum foil

1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

2. Clean the scallions, cutting off most of the green. Cut them in two pieces, and slice each piece in half lengthwise.

3. On each sheet of foil, place 1/2 teaspoon butter. Drape 1/4 of the tilapia filets over the butter, add salt and pepper to taste and one quarter of the slice scallions. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of water to each packet, sprinkle 1/4 of the herbes de provence on top of each, then fold the foil up and over the filet until you have a loose packet, making sure there's some room inside to steam. Seal all edges. Repeat for the other filets.

4. Put the packets on a baking sheet. If you've folded them correctly they should not leak while they're in the oven. If you're in doubt, put them in a large oven dish instead. Put into oven for 20-25 minutes.

5. It's very difficult to overcook fish this way, so if you're leery of the fish being undercooked, leave it in slightly longer.

02-16-2006, 11:23 AM
Maybe the butter could be replaced with a little olive oil to make it sonoma friendly?

02-16-2006, 02:57 PM
Some of the official Sonoma recipes use small amounts of butter, so I followed her lead. However, I'm sure it would be fine to substitute olive oil if you prefer.