Easy Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes
This is a super quick, super easy recipe that is sure to please. Tilapia fillets are easy to cook on the grill in a foil bag.
This is a super quick, super easy recipe that is sure to please. Tilapia fillets are easy to cook on the grill in a foil bag.
healthy and delicious with a few easy modifications--doubled the garlic and tomato, drizzled each fish with a small amount of olive oil and omitted the butter, added lots of salt and pepper and a splash of fresh lemon juice, sprinkled fish with dried basil rather than basil leaves (didn't have any on hand). baked in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes in 9x13 covered tightly with foil but can't wait to try it on the grill this summer. i served it up with brown rice and green beans for a nutritious and delicious dinner. i will keep this one in my regular rotation for sure!Read More
This wasn't bad. I used sliced cherry tomatoes (fresh from my windowsill) and lemon pepper. Way, way too much wine! Most of it leaked out of the packets, but enough stayed in to keep the fish moist. I'll make it again, just with less wine.Read More
healthy and delicious with a few easy modifications--doubled the garlic and tomato, drizzled each fish with a small amount of olive oil and omitted the butter, added lots of salt and pepper and a splash of fresh lemon juice, sprinkled fish with dried basil rather than basil leaves (didn't have any on hand). baked in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes in 9x13 covered tightly with foil but can't wait to try it on the grill this summer. i served it up with brown rice and green beans for a nutritious and delicious dinner. i will keep this one in my regular rotation for sure!
This was a great recipe! I did alter it a bit for my taste - baked it in the oven in a 9x13 pan for 20 minutes at 425 - threw all the indredients on top, included a splash of lemon, left out the tomatoes (don't like them) and I sauteed some onions and portobello mushrooms while I was waiting for the oven to heat up and put those on top too when I baked it. I didn't have fresh basil on hand so I used dried - still delicious! This is the first tilapia I've cooked that wasn't just so-so!
I thought this recipe was great; I will definitely make it again! I tweaked it just a tad. I only used 1/2 T. of butter on each piece of fish. I used more garlic because I love it. I will also use more basil next time. I didn't have fresh tomato, so I used a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained. I squeezed some lemon juice and sprinkled with feta cheese just before serving. YUM!!
excellent recipe! I changed it around a bit though. Instead of grilling the tilapia, I baked it on a 13x9 in baking dish, at 425 degrees for 20 min. I sauteed some mushrooms and onions in a little butter with some salt and pepper and threw it on top with the rest of the ingredients. Instead of using basil, I used dried parsley, because I didn't have any basil. I also sprinkled the fish with garlic powder as well as fresh garlic because we LOVE garlic. Didn't use the tomatoes, not a fan of them. The butter and wine sauce was amazing, the fish was flaky and delicious...this recipe is a must!
Easy to make with a delicious, full flavor. This is a favorite at my house. I follow the recipe exactly, except that I cook it in foil in a pan in the oven at 400 degrees for around 20 minutes.
It was too chilly outside to grill, so I made this on the stovetop, poaching the fish in a covered saute pan. Used about a 1/2 can of drained petite diced tomatoes since fresh tomatoes sold at the grocery are still not-so-fresh in the taste department. Doubled the garlic and basil amounts, but reduced the butter by half. Once the fish was done and plated, I reduced the poaching liquid by half and poured on top. Very light entree which was enjoyed by all. Thanks for an easy recipe!
This was an excellent recipe. I didn't have fresh tomatoes on hand so I used diced canned w/ garlic, oregano and basil and added extra garlic. I do think it could have used more salt, but it was yummy. I also baked it in the oven at 400 for about 18ish minutes. Thumbs up!
I cut the wine in half and it was superb. My husband thought this was fantastic, he couldnt stop talking about it while he was eating it and after he had eaten it. I will be trying this with other types of fish as well. It turns out I didnt make enough as my two kids went nuts for this too. I cut the recipe in half since we're not big eaters and made made 2 big filets. Next time I'll make 6 because I think my husband and son will eat 2 a piece. What a flavorful and healthy recipe!
All in all a good recipe....super easy to make, super quick (took the advice of someone else and cooked for 12 mins on the GF grill as it was too cold to grill outside) very light tasing will be great for summer with pasta and a salad. My husband adored it and I will definitely make in the near future. Thanks for posting this recipe!
This wasn't bad. I used sliced cherry tomatoes (fresh from my windowsill) and lemon pepper. Way, way too much wine! Most of it leaked out of the packets, but enough stayed in to keep the fish moist. I'll make it again, just with less wine.
The ONLY reason I am giving this a lower rating is that I may have done something wrong - the package of fish was still very watery. So I took out the fish and put it on a pan and baked it for another 10 minutes and it was delicious. The combination of ingredients led to a great flavor...I just had an extra water issue.
Oh my gosh, this is amazing and super easy to make! I seasoned my filets with salt, Mrs. Dash Original, garlic pepper blend, fresh garlic, fresh basil and tomatoes. I only used 1 tablespoon of butter and sliced small slivers to cover the filets. I only used about 3/4 cup of white wine and drizzled over and around the filets. Baked in a 9x13 dish covered in foil. And like others 20 mins @ 425 degrees. Wonderful flavor!!!
I just love this recipe. It can be tweaked so many different ways and still come out great. I only used 1/2 cup of the white wine and drizzled the fish with oilve oil instead of using butter. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so used Rotelle's diced tomatoes with green chilis...spooned some over each fillet.....awesome. Too lazy to pull the grill out of storage so baked them in the oven at 425 for about 20 minutes, then check and bake longer if needed. Thank you so much for this recipe. Will be making it often.
Very yummy! My husband found this recipe and took over.. :) We used salsa instead of the tomato because that's what we had in the fridge. Great fish recipe!
This was a great recipe, but I put my own twist on it. I melted the butter in a pan. Sauteed the minced garlic. I didn't brown the garlic though. Then I added the diced tomatoes let it cook for a little bit, until I can see the tomato skin starting to separate from the flesh. Then I added a splash of white wine (enjoyed the rest of the wine with our dinner). Cooked all of that for 3-5 mins. While waiting on that to cook down a little bit, I seasoned the fillets with salt and pepper and put each fillet in foil. I created a pocket like the recipe suggested and spooned the rest of the ingredients, dividing them up evenly onto each fillet. Then baked for 15 mins. I served with rice with sauteed mixed veggies and lemons to squeeze on the fish. My husband and daughter enjoyed this recipe so much.
So far, this is the best tilpia recipe I've come across. It's not bland, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I like the taste of tilapia with tomatoes :) I honestly did not expect to enjoy it. The only change I made was to use a little extra garlic and dried basil instead of fresh. I sauteed the garlic in the butter because I prefer my garlic to be cooked. Then I added the rest of the ingredients to the butter/garlic mixture and simply poured this over each piece of fish in its own tinfoil pouch. I cooked the pouches in the oven for about 10 minutes on 400. Yum!
I made this in the oven and it turned out delicious! I set the oven to 350 degrees and baked it for 30 minutes. SOOOO good and juicy and lots of flavor.
Easy and delicious! The fish is soooo moist and tender. You can also cook it in the oven, also in a foil bag, I find at about 425 for about 12-15 minutes.
Outstanding! Made a great simple meal with saute'd asparagus and garlic bread.
I also made a few modifications after reading the reviews. I added chopped onions to the tomato and mixed it in a bowl with dried basil, red pepper flakes, olive oil, white wine, 1 capful of lemon juice & a capful of balsamic vinegar. I poured the mixture over the tilapia & baked it in foil. It was really good & I'm not a big fish fan. I will make again.
This recipe was wonderful, and fairly easy. However, it is the middle of winter, so grilling was not an option for me. I used the oven at 350 with a covered dish, and in 25 minutes the fish was flaking and done. My husband said he felt like he'd gone to a restaurant! Another hint, I used a Peach Chardonnay, and then we had peaches and the wine with the meal, it all blended so well together!
We really enjoyed this easy idea for tilapia! We used a disposable foil pan then covered with foil & it worked great. Didn't measure the wine, just poured some over the fish & some in the bottom. We omitted the tomatoes since we served it with a side of grilled tomatoes. The combination was great! (cut tomatoes in 1/2, salt & pepper, drizzle with balsamic vinegrette dressing, sprinkle with parmesan cheese - grill 15 minutes) We'll make this again throughout the summer, and will likely add fresh mushrooms next time!
Loved it. Baked it instead of grilled it bc of bad weather. Great flavor in a healthy dish! Thx for sharing.
beautiful flavor! Only thing I changed was red for white wine, as I didn't have the later. Baked in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and served over whole wheat pasta. The fresh basil really makes this nice. Tilapia was very sweet and mild. Nice easy recipe.
This was a quick and easy dish. I had to substitute canned, diced tomatoes for fresh and it still tasted great. The white wine and butter made a light and delicious sauce. I used a double layer of foil for the packets and everything cooked in 15 minutes as promised. Next time, I would add a little more basil. This is going to be a summertime regular in our house.
A great base recipe--one of our favorite ways to eat tilapia. I bake it in a glass 9x13 pan tightly covered with foil at 425 for 18-20 minutes. I use canned tomatoes for ease and reduce the amount of wine to about 1/4-1/3 cup. Dried basil works in a pinch. I've also added capers with great results.
Very good. I following the directions and everything turned out great.
Good... Didn't have tomatoes but came out excellent...
Turned out a bit bland and quite wet, even with modifications suggested by other reviewers. I would probably try it again with less liquid ingredients and more spices.
Not a big tilapia fan, but this was really good. I doubled the garlic and tomatoes.
Very healthy, very mild fish recipe. I loved the combination of the buttery garlic wine sauce and the tomatoes and basil. I baked it at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes. It was perfectly cooked.
This was awesome! Besides the halved Cherry Tomatoes and chopped fresh Basil, I am a Garlic fan so I used more garlic (2X what was called for here.) I was generous with the Butter, dotting each piece with 3-4 shavings of butter pad as well. I used the Pinot Grigio I had on hand in the fridge. As suggested by another reviewer, I baked it in the oven in a 9X13 pyrex glass dish covered tightly with tin foil for 20 minutes at 425. The result was IMPRESSIVE especially for the quick prep/bake time, and ingredients called for one generally has on hand. PS: I used fresh/wild Tilapia fillets but I would imagine Orange Roughy or similar would do as well.
It didn't have much flavor. I will not be making this again.
outstanding! I didnt grill it but I cooked in in the oven in the aluminum foil for 20 min 400 degrees. We were sorry we didnt have some italian bread or rolls to sop up the juice. A definite keeper. Thanks!
This was very tasty and very easy. I didn't put it on the grill, but put it in the oven. I recommend it! We're not fish-loving people and we thought it was good!
I'm kind of new on this site and this was the very first recipe I tried that I just absolutely loved! Plus, my picky chef boyfriend, too! I excluded the tomatoes because we didn't have any on hand. I also took a recipe for balsamic glazed carrots (added onions to the mix) and conjoined the two recipes. Other than the carrots needing a little more cook time than the fish, everything was absolutely fabulous!
Very quick and good. This was my first time making first and I'm glad I found this receipe to make me want to try it again Thank you
As others did, I also used a (sprayed) 9x11 glass dish. In a bowl, I mixed the garlic, basil (a lot more than 4 leaves though... more 20!), tomatoes, and juice of one whole lemon together, then topped the fish. I baked at 425 for 15 minutes for the perfect flake (I used grouper). Will make this again!
This recipe is not only super quick and super easy when done on the grill, but can be done in the oven as well, which is what I did. I’m not a big fan of foil packets, so I used a couple of shallow individual oval baking dishes. I made 2 servings for Hubs and me using a mix of fresh red and yellow cherry tomatoes. I quartered my tomatoes and tossed them in a bowl with the garlic and basil; then spooned over the tilapia. I couldn’t fit all the wine into my baking dishes, so I used 4 T. total for my 2 servings. Covered with foil and baked at 350 for about 25 minutes. Yes, super quick and super easy and super delicious! Not to mention beautiful using both red and yellow tomatoes!
We really enjoyed this recipe. Tilapia is something my husband is never excited about eating because it's always so bland (at least the way I've cooked it in the past I guess). He loved this recipe. I didn't have a fresh tomato, so I used some canned fire roasted tomatoes, and I think they made it that much better. Thank you!
Absolutely delicious! Thanks!
I made this dish for me and my husband. We both scraped everything off and ate the fish plain.
Well, here goes nothing! I couldn't find tilapia in the (in)convenience store so I had to get chicken instead. Then when I got home I found I'd run out of foil, so I am using baking paper instead, on an oven tray! But I am happy with the combination of ingredients and hopefully it will be just as tasty as everyone else said, but with chicken instead! Oh and this is my first review! Go me! :D
As written this was not good at all. Cooking the fish with wine in a sealed foil packet does not allow any of the alcohol to evaporate off. It just tastes like you are eating alcohol drenched fish (and that may sound good...but it's not). I won't make it again, but as a suggestion to those who want to, I would suggest leaving the foil packet open to allow everything to still cook together, but also allow the alcohol to cook off.
Very good, I enjoyed the ease, flavor, and speed of this recipe. I put the foil packet on my George Forman grill for about 12 minutes, and it came out moist and tender, so tender it all fell apart when I tried to serve it.
Very easy and good flavor...just make sure to serve with some good crusty bread to soak up the juice.
My family and I LOVE this recipe!! Definitely a staple in our diets! Delicious!!
I found this a bit bland. The sauce was good to dip bread in, though!
It was good. A different way to prepare tilapia. I added some onions as well and that seemed to make it a little more flavorful.
can not have any wine so used white grape juice turned out great
I made this with salmon because I don't like white fish and it was absolutely delicious!
This was delicious! I can't say enough about the fresh chopped tomatos.... totally made the fish even tastier! The only thing I did different was to use olive oil in place of butter!
A perfect summer recipe. Very flavorful. Good with a side of angel hair pasta and a salad. Will definitely make again.
I prepared and boyfriend loved it. I did change a bit. Cut the butter to 1/2 tsp on each filet and used olive oil. This was easy to easy to prepare and used tomato from my container garden and basil from my herb container. I loved suggestions for baking and I was out of charcoal, so threw into oven. yum we will have again.
Delicious and super-easy! The whole family loved it!
really good, baked in the oven 400 for 20 min, added lemon juice and lemon pepper.
Finally!!! I have been looking for a good tilapia recipe. This is it! Loved it. Very flavorful.
Good, a little wet for my taste, but it is flavorful.
Very easy to make, and tastes delicious. Next time I wlll half the butter and wine as I don't think this will effect the taste.
This one was great. My four year old even went for seconds.
Wonderful flavor and easy too! We added a few slices of lemon and chopped onions from the garden. Also added extra basil from the herb garden. We'll be making this often!
I have never made fish before, so I tried this recipe since it looked simple and easy. I also added a few things to it as suggested by other reviewers (mushrooms and onion with a splash of lemon) This was really good, we enjoyed it very much...thanks for sharing it!!
Awesome recipe! My husband said "Don't loose this recipe". My 1 year old even loved it! Didn't use a grill just pan fried in butter and used dry basil. Still came out yummy!
So yummy! I used 1/2 of the wine as suggested from other reviewers. I also used cherry tomatoes instead of a large tomato. The kids and husband ate every bit!
Oh, my goodness! This was the best fish I have ever made! I used haddock instead of tilapia (had it in the freezer), but will be trying it with other varieties of fish as well. It was moist and flavorful and we really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
Very good, and extremely easy and fast. My family isn't big on fish, and everyone loved it.
Wayy too much wine. Perhaps use 1/2 cup or 1/4 cup. I baked it in the oven for 400F for 10 minutes than 450F for 10 more minutes (the oven times/temp varies according to your brand, of course!).
Easy to make and taste light and fulfilling! I just added some olive oil, cayenne pepper, and chives.
This was so quick and easy. H loved it and keeps asking me to make it again, so thanks for posting this easy recipe!
this recipe is great...simple and easy. I have cooked a lot of tilapia and some of the recipes were similar. I followed the recipe and just added some capers and nicoise olives cause I love them. A must try, especially for those who do not normally eat fish. It is mild and very easy.
Made exactly as written except for using a bit less butter. My fillets were not very big so I grilled the packets 5 minutes per side. It was delicious and I will definitely make this again. I just realised while writing this that I forgot the wine completely...so I guess it is optional...lol
I THOUGHT THIS WAS GREAT.SO DID MY HUSBAND AND 2 KIDS AGES 2 AND 4. MY 4 YEAR OLD IS VERY PICKY! I HAD TO TAKE THE LEAVES AND STUFF OF HIS AFTER COOKING. I THOUGHT IT HAD GREAT FLAVOR BUT I USED A LOT MORE GARLIC AND BASIL. I USED A LITTLE MORE TOMATOE. THANKS!
It looked delicious as I was preparing it but we thought it was very bland. Probably would not make again.
Tilapia fish is a staple at home. But I am always looking for better ways to prepare it. This was so easY! And so delicious! It was buttery and just the right amount of spice. I am on a diet so I reduced the butter to 1 tbs, (when cold you can slice it very thinly, it was all that it needed!) and dried basil, no fresh available. Next time I am cutting the wine in half. Also I baked instead of grilled. DELICIOUS! Thank you! i'll be making this often!
This was such a good recipe! I forgot to add the butter to mine but it still turned out great :) I usually don't care for Tilapia but this one changed my mind! Thx for sharing!!
Excellent! So tender and tasty! My kids fought over the last bit of tilapia left, and that NEVER happens with fish.
Turned out wonderful. Thanks!
This turned out really good. My husband loved it. I used a drained can of chopped tomatoes with basil and olive oil. I also added some fresh spinach and took the other suggestions of baking it in the oven.
I make something like this for my husband and I that uses 2 fillets, 3 Tbs of olive oil, 1 diced garlic clove, 3 small fresh basil leaves (torn), 1/2 c or so of cherry tomatoes, 2 Tbs or so of freshly shredded parm cheese, and 1/2 c of white wine. I stir all ingredients together and let stand while I prepare the fish (wash, pat dry, place on foil in broiler pan). Coat the fish on both sides with ingredients. Broil each side for 4 minutes. It's great, easy and very similar to this recipe.
This recipe was surprisingly awesome! Very fast and easy to make, and my whole family, including my 9 and 13 year olds, devoured. All I had on hand was the cheapie cooking white wine. It worked great. Served with some a steamed mix of asparagus/brocoli/squash. I will make again very soon.
This was a great recipe! I did not have basil on hand (winter) but I did have pesto in the fridge. So, I chopped the tomatoes & garlic and added 1/4 cup of white wine with about 1 tbs. of pesto. Mix it all together and let it marinate for about 10 mins. Just spoon it on top of the fish in the foil packet. I think it turned out really good.
Not bad, but a little bland, even with fresh basil, homegrown tomatoes & extra garlic. I think I'll try some others before I make this again.
Great recipe. It was super easy. My family gave it 4.75 stars! I followed other's advice and only used about a qtr cup of wine. I sprinkled dried basil, placed a lemon slice on each filet, and baked in the oven @ 425 for 30 minutes.
WOW! I used a Pinot Grigio and canned tomatoes. Paired it with brown rice and broccoli. This was the best tilapia I ever made. It was so healthy and flavorful. Easily a 5 star recipe!
i accidently forgot the tomatoes and it still came out delicious, i just added some italian herb seasoning and lemon juice
I did as others suggested and cooked it in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes. I thought it tasted pretty good, but the sauce was so thin I was disappointed. I will make again though, definitely the most flavorful tilapia recipe I've tried yet. Next time, I may do something to thicken the sauce, or perhaps just cook in the over without covering it in foil so the liquid could cook down.
Maybe I did something wrong. I chose this recipe based on the rave reviews, but it turned out just average for me. Except for adding chopped red onion and (like some other reviewers), cooking the fish in the oven, I followed the directions as written. I like tilapia, so it tasted fine, but it was not especially flavorful. In the future I'll go back to my favorite tilapia recipe: Easy Baked Tilapia submitted by FMCNerney.
This is awesome... tweaked it a little after reading reviews.. added mushrooms and onions.. I sauteed the garlic, onions and mushrooms in butter.. added a can of petite diced tomatoes and some sherry and cooked it together.. decided to try it on top of the stove, pan fried the fish in a bit of olive oil.. then poured sauce over top and let it heat through.. was very good this way.. Thanks !!
This recipe reminds me of years ago. In Acapulco where they had huge fire pits, and prepared whole red snapper,(I know "they" re-named it, what's that all about?)by stuffing the opening of the fish with the most simple ingredients: thin slices of lemon; tomato; onion...then they just wrapped it tight in foil and threw it in the fire...OMG it was divine! Not haute cuisine, or gourmet by any means...just fresh, clean healthy. Years later I prepared my take on it with a whole salmon, on the barbeque at a party there were no leftovers...with salmon being a fattier fish, you really don't need an addition of butter, maybe olive oil if you wish to add the flavor, but not necessary. In case you can't tell I'm all about healthy, but not at the cost of flavor...I just try to tweak recipes to make them more on healthy side,but really it's pointless to prepare "healthier meals" if no one will eat them. It's not just about calories but also chemicals, I really try to pay attention to all the garbage the FDA allows "them" slip to us, scary stuff...read those labels. Sorry to have gone on a rant!This recipe is really Yummy, Thanks for sharing!
Quick. Easy. Delicious. We had grilled eggplant for the side and they really complemented each other.
The mixture was great! It had alot of flavor!
Unbelievably good and easy! I added fresh parsley in addition to the fresh basil. And the lemon juice others recommended is a must, in my mind. If all recipes were this easy and delicious, we'd all be eating out a lot less! And more than likely, eating better!
great way to make fish differently than the norm. next time I will spray the foil with olive oil spray to prevent the sticking though. This was good with plain rice.
Very easy and tasty dish. I used dried basil instead of fresh, but that didn't make a difference. Yum!
I LOVE THIS RECIPE! Since I don't drink alcohol though, we made it with White Grape Juice, and it was fantastic still! Tastes great with pasta! I've also made it with chicken when I can't get a good price on Tilapia, and that tastes fantastic too!
Pretty good! Used a can of drained diced tomatoes, dried basil, cooking-grade wine and olive oil/butter. Cooked in oven 400 deg. 20 minutes. Next time I'll try with everything fresher and better wine.
A little bland... we even put lemon pepper on rather than regular pepper. Still bland
Very delicious recipe. I tried it few times and it always turns out great. The only thing I change is the amount of wine I add.. I go for half of what the recipe calls for so the sauce is a little thicker.