The thought of cooking fish has always intimidated me.
How do I cook it? Should I use foil packets? What seasonings should I use? How do I know when it's done?
My insecurities with cooking showed a whole new light when it came to fish.
But last week I had a fishy craving and just decided to go for it. So, I threw some fish in a dish, topped it with seasoning, put it in the oven, made some healthy side dishes...and waited on the outcome.
Thankfully if it sucked, I'm lucky to live in walking distance to a local pizza joint!
Finally, the moment of truth.
My reaction, "BEST FISH EVER!"
I made my recipe to feed 2 people, but feel free to double the recipe to feed more.
2 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp parsley or thyme
pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Place fillets in baking dish.
4. Cut lemon in half, squeeze half a lemon over fillets.
5. Drizzle olive oil on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley or thyme, and pepper.
6. Cut slices with the other half of the lemon and place slices on fish.
6. Bake in preheated oven until the fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 30 minutes.
I served it with a ceasar salad, asparagus and brown rice.
Seriously, this meal was just what I am looking for. Easy, tasty, and healthy!
I loved it soo much I made it first on Friday night, again on Monday night, and had fish leftovers on Tuesday night too. I’m in LOVE with it! And I'm so happy I am not scared to make fish anymore.
Do you have any great fish recipes? I'd love to try them so please share!!