Fast Fish Pockets

While we have tried to bring you many vegan and vegetarian dishes, I came across some frozen tilapia fillets in my freezer.  It is not sustainable that I bought them, but it would be even LESS friendly to the environment if I threw out perfectly good fish.  In my opinion, it is just as bad to toss less than carbon-neutral products (beauty, household cleaners, food) into landfills as it is to buy them in the first place.  So use what you have and when you buy more, buy local and sustainable.  End rant.

Fast Fish Pockets
Serves 2

2 fillets of fish, I used tilapia (tilapia, cod, flounder, salmon and rainbow trout are all tasty but try to buy locally caught fish whenever possible*)
2 tsp EVOO
dried ginger, onion powder and parsley
half a lemon (I used Meyers lemons which are a bit sweet)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Tear two sheets of aluminum foil (Reynolds now makes recycled!) and pour 1 tsp EVOO in the center of each sheet.  Use your fingers to spread oil as a film on foil.

2.  Place fillet of fish on the foil and sprinkle with onion powder and ginger.  Slice lemon and put two slices over the top of the fish.  Sprinkle parsley over the lemons.

Before it is wrapped up

3.  Time to wrap!  First, fold up the sides with the least amount of excess foil and tuck them in close to the fish.  Bring up the longer sides and cinch together with your fingers at the top.  If you want to think of this like wrapping a box – do the opposite – the shorter sides get folded over first and then the longer pieces get gathered up.

Ready for the oven

4.  Place pockets on baking sheet and place in oven for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillet.  You’ll know it is done if the fish is flakey when you break it with a fork.

5.  Place pocket directly on your plate.  Enjoy with rice, veggies or other sides.  We made a salad with craisins, avocados, EVOO and balsamic vinegar and a side of whole grain brown rice with a veggie bullion tossed in.

Finished product

*I admit to needing to do more research on farm raised versus wild caught fish and implications to our enviroment.  If anyone out there has articles or books they recommend, please send them my way!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lauren says:

    Great web resource for safe and environmentally friendly seafood selection:

    I do believe that farm raised tilapia is one of the best ways to go. When it comes to salmon, though stay the EFF away from farm raised!!! The above web site has little wallet-sized cheat sheets that you can print and reference any time!

    Yay sustainable seafood :o)

    1. cooktivism says:

      Awesome Lauren!! Thank you!!!

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