Steamed Tilapia with Asparagus

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

Very simple and fairly healthy – will tweak but definitely a “do again”.  Inspirational recipe: Garlic + Asparagus Steamed Fish. I basically followed the recipe.

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

 

2 Tbsp softened butter mixed with 3 cloves of garlic, chopped and 2 tsp dried dill (fresh dill would be good, so in the summer when we have some in the garden!).  Pre-heat oven to 400-degrees.

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

Thin asparagus, trimmed, topped with lemon slices on top of 1/2 of a large sheet of parchment paper.

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

Top asparagus with tilapia filet and 1/2 of the butter mixture.

 

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

Fold over and seal up the parchment and, on a cookie sheet, put into the pre-heated oven.  Cook for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish and asparagus.

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

The fish and asparagus “steams” in the parchment.

 

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

The butter melts and seasons the fish and the asparagus with the garlic and dill.

Steamed Tilapia w/ Asparagus - Food, Fun, Whatever

 

 

The flavors worked very well together.  The only change, the asparagus was cooked but not crisp – next time I will put lemon slices on the bottom of the fish but will roast the asparagus separately, the way I usually do.  My Heart suggested this would give another texture to the meal and I agree, the crisp asparagus would work.  Might also try other types of white fish, although we really enjoy tilapia and it is frequently on sale.

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