Chinese Style Tilapia in Foil packet

Tilapia is a versatile and light fish. Even so; I almost always prepare this fish the same 2 ways with slight variations, panko and herbs or some type of tomato, olive and caper concoction. Found this recipe on and made some very slight changes. This recipe is easy, delicious and good for you.


8 very thin fillets of tilapia
4 teaspoons of light salt soy sauce
2 teaspoons of roasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons of mirin (rice wine) or sherry
4 scallions chopping all green part only
1 large clove of garlic (finely minced)
2 inches of ginger (grated)

To prepare:

Wash fish, then pat dry. Mix soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil  and garlic together. Original recipe called for steaming fish in basket, not having one available, I took 2 pieces of foil, placed half of scallion and ginger on bottom of 1 piece, fillets on top, then other half of mixture on top along with the soy mixture. Top with second piece of foil and fold edges along the four sides to create a packet. Put packet inside of glass baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Served over basmati brown rice and steamed asparagus spears, there are many other different variations of veggies and starch you could use with this dish as well. Enjoy!


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