Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tilapia Baked with Spices & Lime

I was recently given two fillets of Tilapia as a gift. Now one thing you may not know is that I dearly love fish, but Dear Hubby doesn't generally share that enthusiasm. I have been looking for ways to include it in our diet that might help bring him around to being able to enjoy the occasional fish dish. After much thought, I planned out this recipe. Wouldn't you know it? He actually liked this meal, which included baked Tilapia and Herb Potatoes.

2 fillets of Tilapia
2 Tbsp capers
2 Tbsp butter (melted)
1/8 tsp lime zest salt (or sea salt if you do not have zest salt on hand)
1½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
¾ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp basil

Preheat oven to 425° F (app. 220°C*)
Place fillets in a parchment-lined baking dish.
Drizzle melted butter and lime juice over the fillets.
Mix spices and salt and sprinkle evenly on the fish, along with the capers, and put it into the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes (or until it flakes easily).
You may need to add additional salt to taste.

*I use an online conversion chart and round up or down, as seems appropriate. Please adjust according to your judgement, and send me a message if you find an error. Thank you.

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