As always, Happy Friday! I hope you week has been treating you well. Things have been a little rough at my house. Josh had to travel for the majority of the week (he comes home today- hooray!), so Frank and I slept downstairs in a big chair (since his knee is still preventing him from going up and down the stairs and I can’t carry him). His ulcer has been bothering him off an on and often kept us both up all night. I will be very grateful to sleep in a bed tonight! On a more positive note, my Mom came down last night and we took an Italian cooking class together- I can’t wait to share the details/pictures with you!!
I’m trying to clean out our freezer a bit. I feel like foods have a tendency to enter the freezer and never exit. When I was last in there searching, I found a few tilapia filets that needed to be used up. I thought of this recipe and just adjusted it a bit use up the vegetables I had on hand.
- tilapia filets, defrosted (1 per person)
- chopped vegetables (I used parsnips, yellow summer squash, corn, peas and jalapenos)
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- chili powder
- parchment paper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add desired quantity of olive oil to a frying pan. Add chopped veggies and cook until slightly soft.
Layout parchment paper. Place tilapia filet in center of paper and top with a sprinkling of chili powder and lemon juice. Place slightly cooked veggies on top and fold parchment paper into a sealed envelop. Place envelops on baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and let sit 5 minutes. As Jenna noted in the original recipe: Use caution when opening; hot steam will escape.
This is a light, healthy & flavorful meal. You can serve it with a side of rice, pasta, fruit, whatever!
Weekend plans? Josh and I have a date night planned. Other than that??