Steamed Lemon Herb Tilapia – tilapia seasoned with fresh lemon, dill, garlic powder and other spices then steamed in the oven in a tin foil packet. This dish makes for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner!
If you follow me on Instagram…
Then you know I’ve been exercising and trying to lose a few pounds, especially the last couple of days.
On Tuesday, I shared a picture of food that I was wanting to shove into my mouth while on Day 2 of the 21 Day Fix’s 3 Day Quick Fix.
I didn’t. But BOY, did those Oreos sure sound good!
While I’ve been exercising consistently over the past month and a half, doing trail hikes with Kurt (Mr. 365) and morning workouts with my 21 Day Fix dvd’s, I haven’t been following the diet that goes along with it. I wanted to get in the habit of exercising and focus on that before I added the food part of it, but I have limited my snacking and have been drinking more water. Even though I haven’t lost any weight, the good thing is that I’m definitely becoming more toned and am seeing a physical difference. Woo hoo!
I wanted to see if doing this 3 Day Quick Fix after exercising for a while would help me lose a little weight. I was hoping to lose a total of 5 or so, and as of this morning, I’ve done it!
I was very excited to see this because I know it’s taken me years to get to this point. I know I’m not going to lose it overnight and that it is going to take quite a bit of mental and physical effort (but wouldn’t the opposite be nice? 😉 ).
The foods to be eaten on the 3 Day party are really not that exciting, BUT with seasoning, they can taste a whole heck of a lot better.
I’m not a big fish eater as is, so when I read that I had to eat “steamed fish” twice a day for three days, I almost quit before I started. BORING!!!
But, as I said if we spice things up a bit WITHOUT USING ANY SALT, it is actually quite delicious and something that I will now be adding to our family menu! You can add salt to taste if you like or serve it separately at the table for family members, but I found that it seriously was flavorful enough without the salt.
I slightly adapted this recipe from All Recipes.
- 4 tilapia filets or any fish you prefer
- 1 tablespoon dill
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- pinch of white pepper
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice about half a lemon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place 4 sheets of tin foil, slightly larger than squares, on a clean work surface.
In a small bowl, mix together the dill, lemon zest, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and white pepper.
Place one tilapia filet on each piece of tin foil.
Drizzle one teaspoon of lemon juice over each piece of fish.
Evenly divide the dill mixture among the filets, sprinkling on top.
Fold the sides of the tin foil up so that they come together and bend over to seal.
Fold up each end, making sure no steam will escape while in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes.
You can add salt to taste, if desired.
If you like this recipe then you might like… (the pictures were taken in the early days of the blog. Can you tell?)
Take a look at these other Tilapia recipes from some of your favorite bloggers…
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Honey Lime Tilapia from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Thai Coconut Noodles with Pan Seared Tilapia from Life Currents
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia from The Wholesome Dish
Skinny Tilapia Lettuce Wraps from Skinny Mom
Make these Chipotle Fish Tacos!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!