Talapia in a Bag


  • Veggie Mix
  • 1 c red onion, cut into strips
  • 1 c red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 c celery, 1/4 pieces
  • 1 c baby carrots
  • salt and pepper
  • Main Ingredients
  • butter, melted
  • fresh tilapia
  • Old Bay
  • lemon wheels
  • fresh thyme


Fold parchment paper in half short ways and crease. Unfold parchment paper and brush completely with melted butter to the edges.

Place ½ cup vegetable mix in the center of the right half.

Brush melted butter on two 2.5-ounce fresh fish filets and shake on a generous coating of Old Bay or Seafood seasoning.

Place seasoned fish ½ inch apart on top of vegetable mix to allow for even cooking. Place one lemon wheel and one sprig of thyme on fish.

Fold the left side of the parchment paper over the right side. Crimp paper (like a pie crust) until bottom and top of the paper are completely sealed. Brush top of parchment paper with melted butter to the edges to prevent bag from burning when cooked. Repeat for each serving.

Place bags on a greased cookie sheet with an inverted buttered pie pan over each (to prevent paper from burning).

Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


This is my adaptation of the following recipes: RazzleDazzle Recipes and this dead link. It is supposed to be like Red Lobster's dish of the same name.

I'm still in the process of tweaking this recipe. It needs to be spicier. The Old Bay just isn't sharp enough. Maybe some paprika...