If you want a faster cooking, healthy alternative to traditional tin foil dinners, try using a fish filet and garden veggies. The pair make an easy gourmet dish since the fish and veggies take about the same amount of time to cook and can be done in an oven or over the coals using the catch of the day. Tilapia is a simple, white fish and relatively inexpensive. It’s easy to find in your grocer’s freezer and makes a healthy alternative to ground beef.
Lemon Herb Tilapia and Steamed Veggies Tin Foil Dinner
5-6 white fish filets (Tilapia)
2 medium zuchinni, diced
1 summer squash, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 package mushrooms, sliced
lemon & herb seasoning
1 lemon, sliced
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. If using frozen fish, thaw according to package directions. Wash and chop the vegetables. Pull off enough tin foil to make a sheet big enough for your filet.
Place the fish in the center of the foil and sprinkle with seasoning. Cover with generous handfuls of the vegetables. Sprinkle with seasoning again. Bring the ends of the foil together and fold together to seal shut. Place package on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is easily flaked with a fork. Vegetables will be steamed and fork tender, but not mushy. Serve with lemon slices. Makes 5-6 servings.
Note: If using the oven, a single layer of foil is adequate. If using coals, wrap fish in a double layer of foil to help distribute the heat and to prevent tears and leaks.
My family loved this healthy meal, even when we were just sitting at home. Next time, I think we’ll try Cajun spices since our kids love the heat. What’s your favorite tin foil dinner recipe?