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.