Tilapia in Parchment with a Sweet Chili Sauce and Bean Sprouts

Cooking with parchment paper is an easy way to create a delicious meal quickly for a weeknight entrée. They are also great meals for families or dinner parties where you can individualize them to your family member’s liking or your guests liking. Your family or your guests may even want to create their own. Lay out various ingredients with the parchment paper already cut and let them assemble their own unique packet. Some may even be premade and all you have to do is pop them into the oven when ready to eat. This way you can enjoy time with your family or guests. If you do not have parchment paper, heavy duty foil can be used too. The recipe ingredients reflect a single serving. Increase amounts to accommodate your desired menu. 

Ingredients

One 3 – 4 oz. tilapia filet
Light sprinkle of kosher salt
1 tablespoon of sweet chili sauce
1 teaspoon of thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons of fresh bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
Parchment paper or heavy duty foil

Technique

Cut a piece of parchment paper or foil to about 10 inches in length and 12 inches in width. Place the parchment paper or foil on a baking sheet. Half of the sheet should be flat and the other flat will be the “cover”. Place fish on paper or foil, sprinkle with a very small amount of kosher salt, drizzle sweet chili sauce over fish and top with bean sprouts and green onions. Fold paper or foil overlapping each other in increments of 1 – 2 inches crimping to seal. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Plate and carefully open package, because hot steam will be released. Serve in parchment paper or foil or remove for plating.

Suggested Side Dish

Rice with Pineapple and Coconut Milk or Orange Bell Pepper Rice  or Sautéed Baby Bok Choy.

Suggested Beverage

Try a Tsingtao (China), Sapporo (Japan), a plum wine, Souverain Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley, California) or Root:1™ The Original Ungrafted Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chili).

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