Thai Tilapia Packets
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Cooking in packets is one of the best ways to keep moisture in fish fillets, and to infuse them with the flavors of herbs and aromatics.
uncooked tilapia fillet(s)24 oz, (four, 6 oz filets)
uncooked bell pepper(s)1 item(s), medium, Yellow, stemmed, cored, and cut into thin strips
uncooked bell pepper(s)1 item(s), medium, Red, stemmed, cored, and cut into thin strips
basil2 Tbsp, minced
dark brown sugar4 tsp
fish sauce4 tsp
fresh lime juice4 tsp
curry powder½ tsp
- 1. Position rack in center of oven; heat oven to 425 F.
- 2. Place a 12-inch piece of aluminum foil on your work surface; top with a similarly sized piece of parchment paper. Set a fillet in the center; top with a quarter of the bell pepper strips, a quarter of the minced basil, 1 teaspoon each of the brown sugar, fish sauce and lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon curry powder. Seal packet well, crimping all sides so no steam can escape. Set on a large baking sheet. Repeat process to make three more packets.
- 3. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer packets to plates to open at the table—or open packets and spoon contents of each into a serving bowl.
- Serving size: 1 packet