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Mar 17, 2016

Honey Soy Sriracha Tilapia en Papillote

Honey Soy Sriracha Tilapia en Papillote

This honey soy Sriracha tilapia en papillote was so delicious and fresh, and incredibly easy to make. I love the combination of the sweet honey and the spicy Sriracha.

En papillote you ask? The term traditionally means "cooked and served in paper." It's an especially wonderful and foolproof method for cooking fish. The fish is gently steamed in the parchment paper, and is infused with the flavors of the ingredients you have added.We recently got an amazing fish market in our neighborhood. Even though I live on the west coast and in a very densely populated area, I've never actually had an available "fishmonger." So frustrating until now.

This fish market is amazing. They tell you where your fish comes from, and they package it perfectly. This is the place that tenderly packaged my clams after my unfortunate clam suffocating incident. This tilapia was incredible. It was so fresh. I used to be the only customer in the store, but now I'm having to get in line. This is probably a good thing. They will stay in business!

Honey Soy Sriracha Tilapia en Papillote | #FishFoodieFridays

 This tilapia was so succulent. We served it with an Asian cabbage salad and brown rice. If you can't find tilapia, you can use any flaky white fish.

One of the ingredients called for in the fish is honey. As luck would have it, I just received a jar of the most amazing Happy Valley Rewarewa honey from New Zealand (Disclosure: I received the honey from Happy Valley, all opinions are my own. I was not compensated other than one jar of honey). This honey is a revelation. I've always just bought supermarket honey and have never paid much attention. I had no idea. This honey has such a rich and deep flavor. Trust me. It's really good.

Our #FishFridayFoodies theme for March is En Papillote. After the recipe, check out the many delicious recipes from our members. The theme was chosen by me!

Honey Soy Sriracha Tilapia en Papillote

Serves two


1 pound tilapia fillets
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
Juice of one lime
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Place two large pieces of parchment or foil on top of a half sheet pan. Divide the fish between the two pieces of paper/foil. 
  3. Sprinkle the fish with the salt, pepper, garlic, and lime juice. Let rest for about 10 minutes. 
  4. Mix the honey, soy, and Sriracha. Pour evenly over the fish. 
  5. Loosely enclose the fish with the paper/foil, and seal by wrapping the edges of the paper/foil tightly. If you are using foil, slit it to allow steam to escape. 
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven on the center rack and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until flaky.
Recipe inspired by Blackberrybabe

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  1. I need to give this one a try soon - it sounds fantastic!

  2. Sounds tasty - great flavors and I love how easy cooking this way is!

  3. Oh I simply love the Honey and Sriracha combination Karen. Love your presentation too. Sorry to hear about your earlier clammy situation. Thanks for hosting this lovely theme.

    1. Thank you Georgina. This was so fun! Yes, it was a clammy tragedy!

  4. Oh, this looks fantastic! And I LOVED this theme. We cook en papillote a lot. I love having some new recipes in my arsenal.

  5. This flavor profile has my name all over it. YUM

  6. What a beautiful picture of a healthy dinner! You write so well.

    1. Thank you Vicki. That is such a sweet thing to say =)

  7. That plate looks so inviting and colourful, awesome.

    1. Thanks so much! I wasn't that happy with the photo, so you made my day.

  8. We both love fish en papillote and since you added sriracha, I know Panos is gonna LOVE this one!:):) Thanx for the yummy idea Karen, pinned ASAP!


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