Y’all it is hard to cook for one. Sometimes I don’t even want to do it but I’ve started making meals for one (and two) and it’s something that I am really enjoying creating.
It’s Lenten season which means I will be making every fish, shrimp or tuna recipe under the sea. I love all types of seafood so I don’t know why I rarely choose it but instead wait to have it until this time of year. Craziness.
Fish is so versatile and can be made so many ways. My favorite though is to throw it in a foil packet on top of vegetables and bake it. It’s simple but oh so delicious. You can use your favorite veggies but be sure and slice them thin so they cook in the allotted time. This is the perfect, quick meal for one and low in Weight Watchers Smart Points.
Tilapia and Vegetables Hobo Packet
1 Tilapia fillet
Green beans, ends cut off and cut in half
Carrots, thinly sliced
Red and bell pepper, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp unsalted butter
Old Bay seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place a large piece of foil on a cookie sheet. Put vegetables in a pile on foil. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.
Melt butter. Add Old Bay seasoning to butter and mix together.
Season both sides of Tilapia with salt and pepper. Place fish on top of vegetables. Drizzle fish with butter mixture. Place two lemon slices on top of fish. Fold foil up from the long sides to the center. Fold up the sides to create a packet.
Place baking sheet in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes.
WW Smart Points: 5 (3 for 6 oz Tilapia and 2 for unsalted butter)
PS – do as say, not as I do on the vegetables. I didn’t slice mine thin enough or cut my green beans and they would have been cooked more had I – hence those instructions in the recipe.