Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tin-foil Grilled Tilapia

Okay so this by far is one of my favorite recipes ever ever ever. I'm serious, these little "packages of love" are aaaamazing and since summertime is just around the corner, that means the weather is nice enough to start up the grill and make this meal as much as I want. :)

Summertime to me is sitting out on my deck with the sun setting behind the pine trees, enjoying the sweet, warm air with my family and friends.  It is when the fireplace is going, music is playing, and there is that mouth-watering smell in the air of something delicious on the BBQ.   

This tilapia IS what you want on your BBQ on those summer nights.  It is so juicy and packed with so much flavor, that you will fall in love with it as much as I have. (Plus they are light and healthy too!)  By wrapping the fish and veggies in tinfoil, the fish cooks perfectly through and the vegetables carmalize oh so sweetly.  These little "presents"are super easy to make, super quick to cook, and absolutely perfect to enjoy on those nice summer evenings.

4 tilapia fillets
3 small sweet yellow onions, sliced
1 bag baby carrots, halved lengthwise
1-2 bunches asparagus, par-cooked and chopped
2 TBS butter
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Turn on grill.  Put asparagus in glass bowl with a small amount of water and cover it with a wet paper towel.  Microwave 4-5 minutes.  Cool.  Chop all vegetables, as seen above in picture.  Set aside.  Lay out four long pieces of aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place a fish fillet on each piece of foil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Divide the veggies up evenly on top of the tilapia fillets.  Make sure to use all of the veggies- it may look like a lot, but believe me, you will want a lot! Sprinkle veggies with salt and pepper.  Cut up butter into tiny cubes or slices and place sporadically on the fish- divide the butter up evenly, about each fish getting 1/2 TBS worth.  (Look closely at pictures, you will see the butter on top of the veggies!)

To make package: fold long side of aluminum foil in, first.

Next, fold in one side of the foil then the next, wrapping fish in tightly.  Make sure there are no openings in the foil.  Fish and veggies should NOT be showing- this way the fish cooks and the juice stays inside the package.  Do this for each package.

Place fish packages on grill.  Grill package for 7-10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 7-10 minutes.  Once done, carefully open up your tiny package of deliciousness, and ENJOY! xx

1 comment:

  1. Love this recipe!!! If I can make one suggestion in terms of your blog - it would really help if you changed the font for your main body text! The swirly text is really difficult to read in large doses and kind of hurts a persons eyes. This is nothing against you though, just a suggestion to make your blog even better!