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Dinner tonight came from the need to eat something healthy, cheap and easy. Here is my answer to that. Dinner cost less then $6 for 2 people! I had most of the ingredients in my pantry / refrigerator….all I bought was a leek, parsley and tilapia. Everything else are staples that I keep on hand.
Here’s how to do it….Layer two pieces of foil in an X on a cookie sheet with sides. Place 2 pieces of tilapia on the overlapped part. Season with salt, black pepper and red pepper. Top with halved cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, sliced leeks (see trick how to clean them below), chopped parsley, capers, drizzle of olive oil and a 1/2 cup of white wine. Before sealing up, top with a pad of butter cut into small pieces. Fold the foil and overlap until you have a fully sealed pouch. The fish steams inside the pouch…which means super healthy and even more importantly no clean up! Cook in a 375 degree oven for about 15 – 20 minutes or until the fish is white all the way through. (Note: when you open the pouch all of the steam will escape, so be careful not to burn yourself!) Serve over pasta or mashed potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Enjoy!
Tip for cleaning leeks: They are usually really dirty, and this is the easiest way I have found to clean them. Slice them first. Place them in a bowl of cold water and separate the rings. Run them through your fingers a few times. Let them sit for about 5 minutes. All of the dirt will settle to the bottom of the bowl, so scoop the cut leeks out and dry.