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
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.
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.
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.
*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!