Cooking at Home - Oven Packet Caribbean Tilapia with Pears and Carnival Roasted Potatoes

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Published Saturday, April 30, 2022

Makes: 4 Servings

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with seasoned vegetables, tilapia, and pears, baked in no-fuss foil or parchment packets.

Ingredients

For the Carnival Roasted Potatoes:

  • 2 small red potatoes
  • 2 small Yukon potatoes
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 cup green beans (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 Roma tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Tilapia Oven Packets:

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, fresh, or frozen (4-4-oz tilapia fillets)
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free Caribbean citrus seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 D'Anjou pears (medium)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degF.
  2. Scrub potatoes under running water, cut into 1-inch chunks.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with other vegetables, seasonings, and olive oil. Spread mix in a 2-quart baking dish and place in oven.
  4. Roast until potatoes and other vegetables are tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. About 15 minutes after the potato dish was placed in the oven, put in a baking sheet with fish packets, prepared as follows:
  6. Brush fish with olive oil, coat with seasoning blend.
  7. Place each filet in the center of a square of aluminum foil (or substitute foil with parchment paper).
  8. Cut pears into quarters and core; slice into thin wedges (about 8-12 per pear). Top fish with pear wedges.
  9. Bring the foil over the fish and fruit. Fold and pinch the seams.
  10. Place foil packets on a baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes, until tilapia is cooked to an internal temperature of 145degF, confirmed with a food thermometer, and fruit is tender.
  11. To serve, carefully open the packet, slide contents onto individual serving plates, and add roasted vegetables.

Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe

Nutrients

Amount

Total Calories

380

Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Cholesterol

55 mg

Sodium

220 mg

Carbohydrates

54 g

Dietary Fiber

8 g

Total Sugars

17 g

Added Sugars included

0 g

Protein

28 g

Vitamin D

3 mcg

Calcium

63 mg

Iron

3 mg

Potassium

1298 mg

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