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Old 02-22-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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TNT Tilapia en Papillote

I had this for dinner last night. It's a great recipe for guests! This is for two servings, but I think it could easily be expanded. I served this with roasted potatoes, started 30 minutes earlier. (salt and pepper were the seasonings and added the green onion the last 15 min.. cooked the same temp--cooked on foil, uncovered)

Tilapia En Papillote

-Parchment paper
-2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 (14.5 oz can chunky stewed tomatoes or diced tomatoes)
2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 cup frozen, mixed vegetables (your choice)
2 1/3 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained
2 8 oz. pkgs of frozen Tilapia fillets (thawed)

-Cut two 12x12-inch square pieces of parchment paper; set aside.
-In medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt, thyme and pepper.
-Stir in tomatoes and lemon peel; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
-Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
-Stir in vegetables and artichoke hearts (drained)
-Cool 5 - 10 minutes.
-Heat oven to 425 F. Dry fillets with paper towels; place equal pieces of fillets in the middle of each paper square.
-Spoon sauce evenly over fish.
-Bring two halves of paper over sauce mixture, matching edges
-Seal by securely folding paper with tight double folds; seal short edges with double folds. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
-Bake at 425 F for 20-25 min. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
-To serve: Place individual paper packet on serving plate..
Cut X-shaped slit on tip of paper; tear back.

-2 servings




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Old 02-22-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Oh my...I need to be your neighbor!!
You can come to dinner anytime, as long as your bring your bourbon!
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That's pretty divine! Sorry, all I have is Champagne...is that ok?
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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You can come to dinner anytime, as long as your bring your bourbon!
I would never dream of showing up on a lady's door step without having brought a nice bottle of Bourbon to take the chill from the night air....Please leave the porch light on!
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kitchenelf... Yes, bring the champagne. I have some great glasses.

Uncle Bob... I'm like a Motel 6... I always leave a light on. Off topic... I have an Uncle Bob, my Mom's brother.
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wow that looks absolutely delicious! thank you for sharing, will definitely try it out.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #9
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This recipe came from a coffee table cookbook (I call them that--they are the small ones you see in the check-out isle). It's from 1994 and from Pillsbury...Most Requested Recipes... Chicken and Fish.

The original recipe says to use any frozen fish fillet and shrimp, but I didn't have any. I modified it, according to what I had on hand. The shrimp would go atop the fish fillet then the sauce/vegie mixture. I put marinated artichoke hearts in place of mushrooms. I assume they were talking canned mushrooms.

To me, I think it would be an elegant dish for a dinner party. Each guest would open their special fish package. That might not be your cup of tea, but I found it really creative. I'm glad I tried the recipe. It WAS delish!
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