Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Baked Tilapia with Tomato

I recently had a dinner with some old friends and I made this great recipe which was somewhat of a spin off of two or three other recipes.  I really don't have any experience cooking fish but I think this recipe turned out great and I wanted to share it with you!  Since it is a hybrid recipe there is a lot of "or",  "pinch", "to taste", etc.

4 Tilapia fillets
4 or 5 plum tomatoes - diced
Handful of basil - chopped
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 cloves of garlic mashed or 1/2 tsp of garlic pwd.
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
2 tsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400.

In a 9 X 13 baking dish spray the bottom with cooking spray.  Line the baking dish with the diced tomatoes, sprinkle with the basil, garlic, and then drizzle with olive oil.

Place the Tilapia fillets on top of the tomatoes.

In a small bowl mix the mayo, Parmesan, lemon juice, salt & pepper to taste.  Take the mayo mixture and spread a small amount on top of the fish, just enough to cover the fish.  You may have more of the mayo mixture left in the bowl, I personally don't like too much of the mixture on the fish because you don't want to overpower the dish.  I would say if you have extra use at your discretion.

Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.  This fish should break apart easily with a fork when done.

And there you go, a great and EASY fish dish!  The rest of the meal consisted of a green salad, roasted potatoes, and some extra strong Sangria (the extra strong part was a bit of an accident).  Oh and for dessert, Panna Cotta with mixed berries.