Mediterranean Tilapia Foil PackMediterranean Tilapia Foil Pack
Mediterranean Tilapia Foil Pack
Mediterranean Tilapia Foil Pack
Serve these garlic and lemon tilapia filets with a side of rice for a Mediterranean-inspired dinner that couldn’t be easier.
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Recipe - White Bear Lake North
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Mediterranean Tilapia Foil Pack
Prep Time10 Minutes
Servings4
Cook Time18 Minutes
Ingredients
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
4 (6 oz) tilapia fillets
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
8 thin slices of lemon
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Cut 4 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, lemon zest, red pepper flakes and garlic. Brush mixture onto both side of tilapia fillets.
  3. Arrange one tilapia fillet and about one-quarter each of the olives and tomatoes. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and place two lemon slices on the top. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal. Repeat to make 3 more packets; divide between 2 baking sheets.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake until tilapia is just flakey, about 15 to 18 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before opening. Carefully unfold foil away from face and serve.
10 minutes
Prep Time
18 minutes
Cook Time
4
Servings

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Makes 4 servings
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
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Essential Everyday Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, 17 Ounce
$5.99$0.35/oz
1 tbsp lemon juice
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Produce Lemon, 1 Each
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1/2 tsp salt
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1/4 tsp pepper
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Essential Everyday Black Pepper, Pure Ground, 1.5 Ounce
$1.99$1.33/oz
1/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest
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Produce Lemon, 1 Each
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1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
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Essential Everyday Red Pepper, Crushed, 1.5 Ounce
$1.99$1.33/oz
1 clove garlic, minced
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Fresh Bulk Garlic, 0.15 Pound
$0.90 avg/ea$5.99/lb
4 (6 oz) tilapia fillets
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1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
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Wild Harvest Thyme, Organic, Fresh, 0.75 Ounce
$2.99$3.99/oz
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
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Mezzetta Olives, Kalamata, Pitted Greek, 9.5 Ounce
$6.69$0.70/oz
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
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Bushel Boy Cherry Tomatoes, 1 Pint
$4.99$4.99/pt
8 thin slices of lemon
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Produce Lemon, 1 Each
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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Cut 4 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, lemon zest, red pepper flakes and garlic. Brush mixture onto both side of tilapia fillets.
  3. Arrange one tilapia fillet and about one-quarter each of the olives and tomatoes. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and place two lemon slices on the top. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal. Repeat to make 3 more packets; divide between 2 baking sheets.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake until tilapia is just flakey, about 15 to 18 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before opening. Carefully unfold foil away from face and serve.