Even people who aren't crazy about fish will like this recipe. It calls for cheese, mayonaise and lemon juice---a trifecta that can't be beat.
Tilapia is a mild, flaky white fish that is a wonderful starting point for beginning fish eaters. Cooking fish in foil packets is a great way to seal in the natural moisture of the fish and get the flavors infused into every bite.
Ha! I sound like I know what I'm talking about.
Anyhow, foil = good fish. And foil + fish + crockpot = a real, live American family eating fish.
without being bribed.
and that makes a very happy mom.
3 or 4 filets of Tilapia (or other favorite white fish)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded cheese (shredded Parmesan cheese is the best cheese to use, but I have used Cheddar, Swiss, and Mozarella before. (I even have used string cheese! ;-) )).
juice of 2 lemons
4 chopped garlic cloves
pinch each of salt and black pepper
mix all ingredients (except for the fish. definitely not the fish.) in a bowl
--lay out a piece of foil
--rub sauce mixture on both sides of fish
--fold foil over and make a little packet for the fish
--put all the packets into the crockpot
DO NOT ADD WATER.
cook on high for 2 hours. Unwrap carefully and test with a fork. If the fish flakes easily, it's done (2 hours on high has always been enough time in all my cookers), if it doesn't flake super easily, rewrap then cook on high for an additional 30 minutes.
PLEASE take care when taking the packet out of the crockpot and when opening it. It will be hot.