Tilapia en Papillote with Tomatoes and Garlic

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Who’s fancy? I am! And you can be too, because this is easy. And you’ll impress everyone.

All you have to do is put a bunch of stuff in some parchment paper and put it in the oven. Voila!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tilapia filets
  • grape tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 lemons
  • Chicken stock (or homemade!)
  • salt and pepper
  • parchment paper

First, you’ll want to slice your tomatoes and lemon. You’ll also want to cut your parchment.

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Fold your parchment paper in half.

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Free-hand cut a heart shape.

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Because you loooove to eat healthy…

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Next, lay your filet onto one side of the parchment. Season with salt and pepper. I like to grate my garlic because chopping it so tiny is far to tedious for me (Just kidding! But I really do like to grate it. Thanks, Rachael Ray!) I used half a grated garlic clove on each filet. Place the basil leaves on top of the garlic. I had really tiny leaves so I used a few on each filet.

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Add tomatoes and lemon slices.

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Fold the other side of the parchment on top of the filet.

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Start folding the edges over each other, starting from the rounded edge of the parchment.

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When you get to the end, make a sort of funnel for the chicken stock to go in. Sorry for the blurry picture, you can blame Carey!

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Pour just a little chicken stock into the packets. Just a splash!

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Twist the end of the packet and tuck it under. If your folding technique doesn’t work, you can always fold and then secure the loose part with a toothpick (just be sure to soak them for a few minutes before!)

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Make sure you spray your pans and the tops of the packets, too!

Bake at 350º for about 20 minutes.

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Cut it open and serve in the parchment for a rustic/fancy presentation!

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