Tilapia Grill Packets
I think I’ve made it clear in previous posts that I am not a big fan of fish. I only eat fish & chips, with lots of tartar sauce, and lemon, and even malt vinegar, if the restaurant has it. But a special friend of mine loves fish, so every once in a while he gets the special treatment…
What you’ll need:
- (2) 6 ounce tilapia fillets
- 1 tsp. fresh thyme, pulled from the stems
- 1 tsp. fresh parsley, pulled from stems and chopped
- 4 thin slices of lemon
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
Set grill on medium-high heat. For each tilapia packet, lay out a piece of foil (big enough that you will be able to fold and seal it). Drizzle a tiny bit of oil on the foil, lay a piece of fish on it, and drizzle a little more oil over the top.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper, add a little thyme, and a little parsley, and lay 2 lemon slices on top. Loosely fold up the foil, sealing it tight, but leaving some air in the pouch (don’t smoosh it).
Cook in a covered grill for 10 minutes. This is usually perfect timing, but if you want to be sure the fish is cooked, it will look opaque, and it should flake apart when you poke it with a fork.
Note: The foil wraps are on the left, on the grill, on the right is chicken for the non-fish eaters!
You can serve the tilapia right in the foil, for easy clean-up, or dirty the dishes, like this guy did…
Another happy customer!
Note: You can cook these foil packets in the oven too. Set oven temp to 375 degrees, and cook for twenty minutes.