Steamed Tilapia Fish Curry In Herb Infused Foil Pouch : Keto-Friendly Recipe.

steamed tilapia fish in foil pouch

Are you looking for a quick keto-friendly meal? This recipe is so easy that you can enjoy it straight from the foil packet. Simply grab a fork and dig into these flavorful steamed Tilapia fish curry fillets in an aromatic vegetarian herb-infused foil pouch. Furthermore, it is keto-friendly.

Tilapia fish has long been the subject of debate due to the so-called potential health risks associated with eating it. However, Tilapia is in the top 5 most commonly consumed fish in the United States. 

They are affordable and are a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Nonetheless, many individuals believe they are bad for your health. 

Farmed Raised Tilapia

The majority of Tilapia fish are farm-raised. As with most farm-raised fish, certain farming practices, such as what fish are fed and how they are grown on a fish farm, can lead to toxic chemical contamination.

However, many tilapia farmers today are taking great measures to ensure they produce safe and healthy tilapia fish for consumption.

Mercury and Tilapia Fish

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),  Tilapia is very low in mercury.  Consumption of fish high in mercury can be very harmful to your health. Due to the low mercury content of tilapia fish, it is safer for young children and pregnant women to eat.

Tilapia is a freshwater fish that is commonly found in many supermarkets and fish markets. Furthermore, they are very versatile and can be baked, steamed, fried, or poached to create a healthy meal that the entire family will enjoy.

I most often fry them to make tacos or fish sandwiches. They pair very well with my Jamaican Escovitch Spicy Pickled Vegetables. 

I hope you and your loved ones will enjoy this delicious and simple steamed tilapia curry in foil pouch dish.

Easy Herb Infused Steamed Curry Tilapia Fish and Vegetables In Foil Pouch.

Steamed Tilapia

Steamed Tilapia Fish Curry In Herb Infused Foil Pouch Recipe.

Kevin Foodie
Steaming food in a pouch is a quick and simple method for making great one-pot dinners. The pouch traps steam, allowing the fish and veggies to cook in their juices. This method of cooking fish and veggies is the quickest way to prepare a healthy one-pouch supper.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 People


  • Oven
  • Baking tray
  • Foil Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 12 oz Tilapia Fillet 2 pieces
  • 2 Medium Vine Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Medium Carrots, Julienne
  • 1/4 cup Red Bell Peppers, Diced
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • ½ cup Yellow Bell Peppers, Diced
  • 1 cup Yellow Onions, Roughly Cut
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Sliced
  • 2 tsp. Dried Rosemary
  • tbsp Curry Powder
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 3 stalks Scallion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Sazon Seasoning


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 ºF
  • Cut broccoli, onion, scallion, bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots into bite-size cubes on a cutting board. Thinly slice garlic cloves and chop cilantro and scallions.
    chopped vegetables
  • Season the Tilapia fillets with salt and pepper, curry powder, sazon, and rosemary. Allow to marinate overnight in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes at room temperature before cooking.
    uncooked seasoned tilapia
  • Make a 20-inch-long cross with two sheets of aluminum foil paper.
  • Layer the sliced vegetables on the foil paper to create a bed for the tilapia fish.
    Season vegetables with salt and pepper to your taste (optional)
    fresh vegetables
  • Lay the seasoned tilapia fillets on top of the vegetables.
    fish on top of vegetables
  • Top tilapia fillets with lemon slices, chopped cilantro, sliced garlic, and pieces of unsalted butter. You may also use extra virgin olive oil instead of butter.
  • To achieve an airtight seal, draw the edges of the foil paper together and fold two to three times to enclose the fillets and veggies within the foil pouch.
    aluminium pouch
  • Place the pouches on a baking tray and cook in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. The foil pouches will generate steam, allowing the fish and vegetables to cook in their juices.
    steamed tilapia fish in foil pouch

Steamed Tilapia In Foil Pouch Tips

  • Aluminum foil may be replaced with waxed or parchment paper.
    When opening the foil, be careful not to get burned by the steam. Allow the steamed tilapia to cool for 5 minutes before opening.


Keyword Fish Dish, Keto Diet, Keto-friendly Recipes, Pescovegetarian, Protein, Steamed Fish, Tilapia

Herb-Infused Steamed Tilapia Fish Curry in Foil Pouch Recipe

Steamed Tilapia

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17 thoughts on “Steamed Tilapia Fish Curry In Herb Infused Foil Pouch : Keto-Friendly Recipe.”

  1. 5 stars
    I love fish and I love a good foil meal, so this recipe sounds perfect! I have never tried curry with my fish, but I love the idea. We will have to give this a try! :)

  2. 5 stars
    I have to admit, I’m surprised with tilapia – this fish is not that commonly known in place where I’m from, even if my family is huge fan of it. I’ll have to try this recipe!

  3. I love using aluminum foil to wrap things in for cooking! It preserves the flavor and keeps the food from drying out. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious; I’ll have to try it the next time I make tilapia.

  4. 5 stars
    This was so so so good. Such simple ingredients and easy to follow instructions. And that there were no pots and pans to wash is a major plus!

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