Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Balsamic Baked Tilapia

I promised you a quick tilapia recipe and here it is! This is on my regular menu rotation, alternating with the Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi recipe. This one is fantastic over salad greens, rice, or pasta. I wanted to make a sweet potato pasta with some extra I had but I got half way through the recipe when I realized the sweet potato mush was moldy...sad face... So I threw in some parmesan and made an accidentally delicious garlicky alfredo. I am not including that here because I am not sure it can ever be replicated and I don't remember what I actually did.  But the tilapia itself is shma-mazing!

...I swear there are two pieces of fish in this yummy looking mess...

Balsamic Baked Tilapia
from allrecipes.com

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (8 ounce) fillets tilapia fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese

  • 1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • 2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and red pepper in the oil until onion is tender and golden, and peppers are slightly soft, about 10 minutes. Stir balsamic vinegar into the vegetables; season with salt and pepper.

  • 3. Rub tilapia filets with 2 teaspoons olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Place fillets in a small baking dish, and top with the balsamic onion mixture. Sprinkle fish evenly with blue cheese.

  • 4. Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes until fish flakes easily. Serve atop salad greens, rice, or pasta.

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