Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baked Tilapia Caprese (with Tomato and Basil)

My new favorite way to make tilapia. 
Easy to put together. Then just roast for
20 minutes in the oven.
 You really don't need to measure. 
Adjust amounts for one to eight servings.
tilapia, fresh basil, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, 
onion powder, olive oil,  and tomato
Use a shallow ovenproof platter or baking dish. 
Spray or coat it with a little oil.  Arrange the fish
 in a single layer. Drizzle the tilapia with olive oil, 
sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder, 
chopped basil, oregano and garlic.
 Chop a tomato, or use canned, and scatter on
 top. Add a drizzle of olive oil.
 Bake at 400 for 20-25minutes.
 I also roasted potatoes along with the tilapia
 in my cast iron pan.
 Remove from oven and sprinkle the top with lemon juice.
The tilapia stays very moist and flavorful.

Baked Tilapia Caprese
with Tomato and Basil
1 lb tilapia (1-3 filets)
3 T olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t onion powder
1 T chopped fresh basil leaves
1 t minced fresh oregano
1 large clove garlic, about 1 t minced
1 large tomato, chopped, or
about 1 C diced canned tomatoes
a squeeze of lemon, 1-2 t lemon juice

 Arrange tilapia in a sprayed shallow baking dish.
Drizzle with about 2T olive oil. Sprinkle with salt,
pepper, onion powder, basil, oregano and garlic.
Scatter the tomato evenly over the fish, and
drizzle with the remaining 1T olive oil.
Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.
Squeeze lemon juice over the fish.
 Serve immediately. Serves 2-3 

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  1. Rita, this looks like a fantastic recipe for a great fish night! I love tomato and basil... and I'm all for easy, wonderful fish recipes. Bet it would be great on halibut or salmon also!

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  2. Me again! Thanks for joining Friday Potluck this week -- I hope you'll be back each week -- looking forward to more from you :)

  3. this looks really yummy, love to try your recipe. thanks for sharing your recipe! happy weekend! :)