Baked Tilapia in Foil

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Health authorities recommend eating fish twice a week. However, fish like salmon can be quite strong in flavor.  An excellent alternative is to have Tilapia instead. Tilapia has a mildly sweet flavor and can be seasoned and cooked in so many ways. And unlike salmon, it doesn't have a strong fishy taste or scent. To make this Tilapia, we baked it in foil. Baking Tilapia in foil is a perfect way to infuse the flavors of the fresh herbs and seasonings into the fish. This method of cooking is also quick and easy and makes clean-up effortless. We hope you enjoy our recipe for Baked Tilapia in Foil for your next meal with friends and family.

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Average: 4.1 (14 votes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins



Preheat the oven to 400 °F/ 204 °C and place the rack in the middle of the oven. 
Cut four pieces of foil large enough to create an envelope and enfold the Tilapia filets into.
Overview of sheet of foil being cut
Season the fish with old bay seasoning
Overview of a plate of four pieces of Tilapia being seasoned
Brush the foil with olive oil and place the seasoned fish fillets on the foil.
Arial view of a sheet of foil being brushed with olive oil using a pastry brush
Separate the onion, garlic, parsley, lime, cherry tomatoes and butter into 4 equal portions and arrange them on top of each piece of fish.
Overview of a piece of seasoned tilapia and vegetables on top of a sheet of foil
Fold and seal each packet of fish, herbs and seasonings with the foil.
Overview of a tilapia wrapped in a foil package
Place on a baking tray and into the oven to bake for 10 minutes, or until Tilapia flakes easily.
four packages of tilapia in foil on a baking sheet
Remove from the oven and serve in the foil packet or remove the contents onto a plate and serve with your choice of side dish.
Arial view of a baking sheet with four tilapia foil packages with one package unwrapped

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Crystal (not verified)

This had amazing flavor. The garlic mixed with the tomatoes and a hint of lime set it off. I put it over plain rice and all the juices soaked in. Highly recommend if you want some light and flavorful.

Permalink 14 Nov 2022

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Jennifer Dodd

Thank you for your comment Crystal, we are so happy you enjoyed our baked tilapia in foil recipe.

Permalink 20 Nov 2022

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