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Gift-Wrapped Sesame-Soy Tilapia

Active time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 packet)

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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.