Dilapidated Tilapia Packets

Recipe by Sandi From CA
READY IN: 25mins


  • 34
    lb tilapia fillet (approximately 4 small filets)
  • 2
    teaspoons butter
  • 1 12
    teaspoons herbes de provence
  • 4
    sheets aluminum foil


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Clean the scallions, cutting off most of the green. Cut them in two pieces, and slice each piece in half lengthwise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's very difficult to overcook fish this way, so if you're leery of the fish being undercooked, leave it in slightly longer.
  • Open each packet at the table -- you don't want to miss that aroma!