Looking for a quick, easy and healthy “one dish” meal? Foil packs are always a great way to serve a satisfying dish and the filling options are endless. Tonight, I chose to serve a fish and shrimp meal with rice and vegetables. Combining all of the ingredients into one pack make the need for added oils, butter and salt unnecessary. Even better, it makes for a quick clean up. I use a heavy duty foil, though there are ready made foil packs, if you want to spend the extra money. Nutritionally, each pack comes out to right at 400 calories.
For the seasoning, I found this wonderful new seafood seasoning made by Weber. The first time I used this seasoning, my teenage daughter said that her fish was “fabulous”. From a teenager, I would say that is the ultimate compliment.
Foil Pack Shrimp, Fish, Rice and Veggies
- 2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 1 3/4 cups broth
- 2 – 3 tilapia fillets (about 16 ounces)
- 1 pound jumbo shrimp
- 1 pound bag of frozen vegetables (I used a broccoli, onion, pepper…mix)
- Weber Mango Lime Seafood Seasoning (to taste)
- 1 medium lemon cut into 1/4 inch slices
- Heavy duty foil, Cooking Spray, Butter
Heat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray 5 (18 x 12″) sheets of foil with cooking spray.
Combine the broth and rice in a medium bowl. Let stand about 5 minutes to absorb broth. (This will help the rice to cook completely). Separate tilapia into 5 pieces and place one in the center of each foil piece. Season fish to taste. Spoon rice around each fillet, then top with equal amounts of shrimp. Divide vegetables among each foil pack and place about 1 tsp of butter in each foil pack (if desired). Fold foil over so the edges meet, seal edges then fold again. Allow some space for ventilation but ensure an airtight closure.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and the fish is white and flakes easily. Place foil packs on plates, serve and enjoy!
I always think of foil packs as something to do on the grill and never in the oven. This post has changed my thinking! What an easy way to make a delicious dinner!
The color on the shrimp is gorgeous! What a great, easy meal!
Hey 🙂 thank you for your comment on my blog! I don’t think the problem can be your suggestion because I’ve been in recovery for six months and am almost at my target weight now, but I guess maybe my joints could still be weak from being so ill over the winter. Your dinner looks good – I’ve been vegetarian for 15 years but I bet tofu and veggies would be good in a foil pack too, I’ve never tried that method of cooking before! Thanks for the idea 🙂
You bet… Unfortunately, I haven’t “graduated” to actually eating my cooking! But I do enjoy cooking it!
Hi, Laurel. I’m so glad you found my blog. I’m adding your blog to my list 🙂 Glad to “meet” you!
This looks so delicious and is so colorful! I love it!
holy cow, this sounds great! I think it’s dinner tonight 🙂
Numm. Numm. Numm.. This looks delicious! I am making this for dinner tonight. I have baked for 15 minutes but it is not even close to being done. Im just going to cook for a little while longer. I will let you know how it turns out!