Baking fish and veggies in a foil packet doesn’t get much easier than this. Perfect for busy nights, try these Tilapia and Asparagus Foil Packets for an easy dinner that’s full of delicious flavors. The tilapia has paprika, salt, and a splash of lemon juice to perfectly compliment the tender white fish.
Meanwhile, fresh asparagus, yellow squash, and mushrooms get steamed in melted butter. Now imagine all this tasty goodness topped with bold beautiful little capers. It’s a quick and easy recipe to throw together while staying low calorie.
Making Tilapia and Asparagus Foil Packets really is easy. Get out the foil and either eyeball it, or measure out about 2 feet of foil per serving. Layering from the bottom up and off center on the foil, make a raft with your asparagus after chopping off the rough bottoms. Next, add some fresh sliced yellow squash and sliced mushrooms. Lightly season with garlic powder.
Fresh or Frozen Tilapia?
The answer is yes. LOL Use either, but thaw out the frozen pieces of tilapia before you bake them. Place the tilapia on top of the veggies and add your salt and paprika to taste. Next, put on the butter, drizzle the lemon juice on top, sprinkle on some dried oregano, then lastly, add the drained capers. So good…I can’t wait for you to try it.
Sealing the Foil Packets
As seen above, fold the foil over and seal the three sides. I roll each side of the foil over twice, then pinch it flat. Baking everything in the foil insures it will be moist and flavorful. The steam of the lemon juice and butter perfectly bake the fish and tenderizes the veggies.
Once you’ve baked the packets in a preheated oven set at 375° for 20 minutes, carefully open the foil packets. The steam will be very HOT. I use a fork and the slotted spatula I use to remove it from the foil.
The slotted spatula allows the lemon juice and melted butter to remain in the foil, so you don’t have a soggy looking dinner plate. That’s pretty much it. Easy, right?
I like to serve Tilapia and Asparagus Foil Packets with either potatoes, maybe some Parmesan Garlic Toast, or my Less Boring Wild Rice. It’s great by itself, though, especially if you’re avoiding carbs.
Looking for other foil packet ideas? Try my Onion Chicken and Veggies Foil Packets. Just another go-to when you want a sure winner.
Tilapia and Asparagus Foil Packets
- 1 bunch asparagus, rough ends removed, divided
- 2 yellow squash, sliced and divided
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms divided
- garlic powder to taste
- 4 6 oz. tilapia fillets, thawed
- salt and paprika to taste
- 4 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 4 tsp. lemon juice, divided
- 1 tsp. dried oregano, divided
- 2 Tbsp. capers, drained and divided
- Preheat oven to 375°. Lay out 4 - 2 foot sheets of foil.
- For each meal lay the asparagus in the shape of a raft off center on the foil. Add the squash and mushrooms on top, garlic to taste.
- Lay the tilapia on top of the veggies. Salt and paprika to taste.
- Dab (or spread) the butter on next, followed by the lemon juice, dried oregano, and capers.
- Fold the foil over and seal the 3 sides. Place the foil packets on a jelly pan or in glass dishes.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully open the foil packets -- the steam will be HOT. Remove from the foil. Enjoy.
Don’t forget dessert. Try my Easy Strawberry Cupcakes or my Pistachio Cookie Cake for a perfect ending to a great meal.
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Easy, fast and delicious!
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