Foil-Baked Tilapia

1 Sep

I’ve been wanting to try a foil-baked fish recipe for a while now. To be honest, I was mostly intrigued by the easy clean up factor!

I purchased two tilapia filets at the store this past weekend, & my recipe for foil-baked tilapia was born!

Foil-Baked Tilapia

Serves 2


  • 2 tilapia filets
  • Cooking spray or olive oil
  • Lemon juice (save a few lemon slices for baking!)
  • Parsley
  • Garlic salt
  • Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400*.
  • Place each tilapia filet on a sheet of foil.
  • Spray with cooking spray (or drizzle with olive oil).
  • Drizzle with fresh lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle a combination of parsley, garlic powder, & black pepper on top.
  • Finally, top with a slice of lemon.
  • Close the foil packet completely & bake for 15-20 minutes.

I was pleasantly surprised by how good this turned out! I like fish, but I hate when it comes out very oily, or “overly fishy” tasting. This was neither!

I served the tilapia alongside whole grain rice & steamed broccoli.

What’s your favorite dinner side dish?


4 Responses to “Foil-Baked Tilapia”

  1. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    I’d heard about cooking salmon like this on another blog and was going to try it next week! Glad it worked out! And yes, gotta love the easy clean up

    • forthesakeofcake September 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      It turned out awesome! I was a little worried it would be over/under cooked, but it was perfect!

  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I made salmon in a foil packet a few weeks ago and was mostly impressed by the easy clean up as well. You really cant beat it 😉

    • forthesakeofcake September 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      Definitely not! I hate having a TON of dishes after cooking!

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