Thursday, January 4, 2007

Baked Tilapia

As I mentioned earlier, we have been trying to eat healthy these days. So try and eat baked fish or chicken or soups for dinner... atleast during the weeknights! As weekends are aphazard.. you know having friends over or going out et al! :)

I am not a fish person. But hubby dear loves fish. Poor thing doesnt get to eat as much fish coz of moi! Used to have slamon before... but its tooo strong a taste for me. However I tried tilapia and I think I like it. So tilapia is the fish for me for now :)

Had been having soups in a row for quite some time. Had some frozen tilapia in the fridge (had got from Costco) so thought of baking it. Though for a while and came up with this recipe... and it turned out pretty good. Made a side dish of sauteed spinach with garlic which hubby had with some basmati rice (he was sooo hungry cudnt wait for the fish to bake :) !!!)

Here goes the recipe...

2-3 Tilapia fillets
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic. finely chopped
3-4 white button mushrroms, cut lenghtwise
3-4 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped.
1 stalk celery
Salt n' pepper
2 tspn Olive Oil

  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  • Marinate the fillets with salt n' pepper and keep aside.
  • In a pan, add olive oil. When hot, add garlic, onion, celery and mushroom and cook for 2 mins on high heat. Add the parsley and mix.
  • Lay the fillet on a aluminium foil and place the marinated fillets on them.
  • Layer it with the sauted veges. Sprinkle a lil more salt n' pepper and a dash of olive oil and fold the foil to form a packet. Place this on a tray.
  • Place the tray in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 12-15 mins or until cooked.
  • Unwrap the foil and slowly place the fillet on a serving dish and spoon some liquid (juices from the fish) over it. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Grace said...

i tried this tonight, but replaced the celery with green peppers. Very delicious mild flavor! Thanks!