Foil-Wrapped Tilapia

Foil-Wrapped Tilapia
10 min
13 min
4 servings
  • This no-mess fish preparation is easy and packed with flavor. Simply place the fish in foil, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with bouillon and pepper and you have a meal in minutes. Pair it with this spicy, creamy sauce and your dinner will be unforgettable.

The Secret Ingredient


  • 4 tilapia filets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canned adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Make It

Step 1

Place each filet on a piece of foil. Drizzle each with ¼ teaspoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon bouillon. Season with pepper. Fold into a packet.

Step 2

Heat large skillet over medium heat. Place fish packets in skillet. Cook, turning halfway through cooking, for 8 to 10 minutes or until fish is no longer translucent and flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 3

Combine evaporated milk, cheese, adobo sauce, remaining 1/2 teaspoon bouillon, garlic powder and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened. Serve over fish.
Cook’s Tip:
For an added “wow” factor, serve the fish over a clean banana leaf and top with sliced yellow peppers and chopped cilantro. Banana leaves can be found at Latin American markets.