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Cilantro Lime Baked Fish
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish foil packets recipe, tilapia recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Jackie
  • 1 pound fish fillets (such as whiting, tilapia, etc) boneless, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red peppers thinly sliced
  • 4 12x12 inch cut aluminum foil sheets
  • 2 6x6 inch cut parchment paper sheets optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, add in all of the dry seasonings and mix together. Set aside.
  3. Lightly brush olive oil over the fish, and season the fish with half of the seasoning. Repeat to the other fish fillets.
  4. 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.
  5. Repeat the same process with the other fish and sheets.
  6. 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.
  7. Place packets onto a baking sheet and bake for 17-20 minutes. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Depending on the size of your fish, you may have to cut the fish in half in order to fit into the packet.