Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sesame-Ginger Tilapia en Papillote

Have you experimented with the ‘en papillote’ method? This was a first for me, but it won’t be a last. Of course if you have watched cooking shows on TV then you have most likely seen this done. It really wasn’t difficult at all and the end result was complete deliciousness. Plus look at that impressive presentation! I made a lite Asian dressing which totally infused every bite and kept the fish extra tender. This method would be perfect for all types of fish, and I’ve even seen it used for chicken….. will definitely try that!

This recipe will be tagged in a new category on this blog: heart healthy. These recipes will have low fat, low sodium and low calories. They might also contain ingredients which boost heart health: wheat, salmon, flax, etc. Enjoy the recipes and please let me know if you try any!

Here’s what you need:
Parchment paper
2 tilapia fillets
Some shredded bok choy cabbage
Some thinly sliced red pepper

1 T orange juice
2 t sesame oil
1 t freshly grated ginger
3 T low-sodium soy sauce
2 t rice vinegar

Here’s what you do:

Place some shredded cabbage and red peppers in the middle of the parchment paper. Drizzle some dressing over the veggies. Place the fish upon the veggies and drizzle more dressing over all.

Starting at one corner, fold the parchment all the way around, using triangular folds……. When you get to the end, fold the paper under….. you want to create an air-tight situation. Keep all that steam in there. Brush the entire package with olive oil.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Easy. Lite. Pretty. Fancy. Delicious. Great for company. Perfect for your family.


  1. Thank you for such a lovely talapia recipe - Im always looking for great fish ideas! I'm so glad I found your blog - it's really beautiful. Im signing up to follow you!

  2. @Mary, Thanks for the comment and also for following my blog.... I can't seem to connect to your site from here..... maybe you can help? I'd love to follow you too.

  3. Tracy, this looks delicious, even at such an early hour of the day. As to the smoothie - I was at a communion breakfast where it was served. I never would have dreamed of serving it to so many people. It did work, however, so I asked for the recipe. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. Ooh I really like the look of this. It would make a great dinner party dish!

  5. Oh, yum, yum, yum! I love tilapia, and this way of cooking, not to mention presentation looks great. Thanks for the wonderful new idea. I love learning new ways to cook fish. Any ideas for sea bass?

  6. Must try! Must try!
    My stomach is rumbling and my mouth is salivating....


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