Another tasty creation from SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue by Aviva Goldfarb! Submitted by one of her subscribers, this heart-healthy tilapia recipe features loads of fresh herbs for flavor.
Tilapia Packets with Fresh Herbs and Baby Spinach
1-1 1/2 lbs. tilapia fillets (or use flounder, cod, or other thin white fish fillets)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lemon, juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
2 Tbsp. white wine, (or use chicken or vegetable broth or 1 additional Tbsp. lemon juice)
1 Tbsp. fresh sage, thyme, parsley, basil, or any combination, chopped (or substitute 1 tsp. dried herbs)
1/4- 1/2 tsp. salt, to taste
1/8- 1/4 tsp. black pepper, to taste
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips (or use 1 cup slivered carrots or slivered onions)
2 cups baby spinach
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Put each fillet in the center of its own large square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Drizzle the olive oil, lemon juice and wine evenly over the fish and season it with the herbs, salt and pepper.
Top the fillets with the bell peppers and spinach, divided evenly, and fold and seal the foil packets.
Place the packets directly on the rack and bake them for 15-20 minutes (check doneness after 15 minutes) until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is opaque throughout. (Meanwhile, make the green beans, if you are serving them.) Carefully unwrap the packets, and serve immediately.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add 1/4 tsp. fresh lemon zest with the lemon juice and use fresh herbs.
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