Grilled Tilapia Hobo Pouch Recipe

Do you need a super easy weeknight meal idea?  This is it.  Hobo Pouches are so easy, so tasty and they can be on the table in no time flat.  Serve the Tilapia with a big side salad and you have a wonderfully healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Line a piece of foil with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.  Place the tilapia fillet in the center.

Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper and top with some sliced onion and garlic.

Add 4 or 5 thin strips of red pepper and some fresh thyme and a quick drizzle of olive oil.

Practice your gift wrapping skills by folding down the long end of the parchment and then tucking the short ends under.  Fold up the foil around so that it’s sealed well.  Put on a moderately hot barbecue and grill for 4-6 minutes per side.  Remove to a plate and serve.  Open carefully as there will be steam.

Grilled Tilapia Hobo Pouches

4 Tilapia fillets
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 medium onion, cut into rings
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 medium red pepper, julienned
4 fresh thyme sprigs
Olive Oil

1 Cut off 4 lengths of heavy duty aluminum foil and line with 4 pieces of parchment paper (not waxed paper).
2 Spray the parchment lightly with cooking spray and place 1 fillet in the center.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Top with 6-8 onion rings, 1 garlic clove sliced, 4 or 5 pepper strips and a sprig of thyme.  Drizzle with olive oil and fold up the parchment pouch.  Fold up the foil so that it’s sealed well.
3 Place on a moderately hot barbecue and cook 4-6 minutes per side.  Remove from heat and serve.  Open carefully as there will be steam trapped inside the parchment pouch.

Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.

6 thoughts on “Grilled Tilapia Hobo Pouch Recipe

  1. I love fish prepared in packets! Lovely recipe :)

    Cookin’ Canuck and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other side dishes in this weeks Get Grillin’ event posted on both of our blogs. We have a fabulous Ile De France Cheese giveaway. You just need to link up on one site :)

  2. I LOVE “Hobo Cookout!” You have to check out the Alton Brown “Packet Cooking” info …. your limit is just your imagination! There’s a chart I’ve printed out for inspiration & keep it up inside a cupboard in the kitchen.
    When my husband was a cub scout leader we had picnics at our house where the boys cooked in pouches (“meatloafy” hamburgers, chicken, etc.) and I would cook a HUGE pouch of potatoes cut into chunks, whole green beans, baby carrots & onions with butter & oil and seasonings all in foil sealed up and thrown on the gas BBQ. Always delicious. We lived on the Northfork of the Santiam River in the country so we’d build a fire pit from river stones for the boys to cook their packets. We even did dessert that way – look at the “Stone Fruit Pouches” recipe – I know he specifies certain fruits, but all kinds of “durable” fruits (apples, pears, etc.) work great and I even throw in some berries, too.

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