Gift-Wrapped Sesame-Soy Tilapia

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The "gift" of these foil-wrapped packets is more than their quick prep and easy cleanup; the method also steams the fish and vegetables perfectly. Carefully unwrap the packets yourself, or bring them to the table for each person to unwrap.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 packet)


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5 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage
1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1 cup snow peas
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 (5-oz.) tilapia fillets
8 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
4 lime wedges


Active: 10 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine cabbage, carrots, snow peas, and bell pepper in a bowl; toss. Combine oil and juice in a bowl. Add oil mixture to cabbage mixture; toss.

2. Divide cabbage mixture evenly among 4 (14-inch) square pieces of foil; top with fillets. Drizzle 2 tsp. soy sauce over each fillet; sprinkle evenly with salt and black pepper.

3. Bring edges of foil up over fillets; fold to seal. Place, seal side up, on a baking sheet; bake at 400°F for 20 minutes. Open packets; top with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Fat 10.2 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 3.8 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 592 mg
Calcium 86 mg
Sugars 4 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g