This recipe for Cilantro Lime Baked Fish is healthy, delicious and so easy to make. Just the thing for busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table fast. This is a no-fuss, super tasty meal that is easily customizable.
I happen to absolutely love the flavor combination of cilantro and lime, and think it is ideally suited for white, flaky Tilapia fillets. The onion and red peppers add a nice sweetness that complements the lime and makes this a truly well balanced dish.
Cooking Fish in Foil Packets
In my opinion, this is the best way to cook fish. The foil packets really lock in moisture and flavor, which means no more worrying about overcooked, dry fish.
Easy to cook in the oven or on the grill, foil pouches are perfect for at home or on camping trips. And the kids think it's really fun to eat right out of the foil, which makes make cleaning up after your meal even easier.
You can use this foil packet method to cook more than this Cilantro Lime Baked Fish. Try it with shrimp, chicken, pork chops, and even steak!
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- 1 pound fish fillets (such as whiting, tilapia, etc) boneless, skin removed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup cilantro roughly chopped
- ¼ cup onions thinly sliced
- ¼ cup red peppers thinly sliced
- 4 12x12 inch cut aluminum foil sheets
- 2 6x6 inch cut parchment paper sheets optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, add in all of the dry seasonings and mix together. Set aside.
Lightly brush olive oil over the fish, and season the fish with half of the seasoning. Repeat to the other fish fillets.
Take one sheet of foil, add one sheet of parchment to the center, add 1⁄2 tablespoon of olive oil to the center of parchment sheet. Top with half of the onions and half of the red peppers. Add in the fish and top with a squeeze of lime juice and half of the cilantro.
Repeat the same process with the other fish and sheets.
With the remaining sheet, top the fish and line the foil corners together. Taking one side at a time, fold the ends 2 times to make and envelope out of it. Continue with the remaining three corners to seal and create a packet with some air in the center. Do not poke. Repeat with the other fish to create the same packet.
Place packets onto a baking sheet and bake for 17-20 minutes. Serve warm.
Depending on the size of your fish, you may have to cut the fish in half in order to fit into the packet.