Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

After all the heavy holiday feasts, I have been craving healthier foods lately. I really love using fresh dill, lemon juice and garlic on my fish because it makes the fish full of flavor without all the fat. I used tilapia in this recipe but you could also use halibut. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal. It was light, healthy and the fish was very tender and flakey. Both kids didn't care for it much, I think they would prefer a crispy coating.

  • 3 fillets of tilapia
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Combine the above ingredients in a large zip lock bag making sure to mix them thoroughly. Marinate for 2-4 hours. Only add the zest for marinating...don't add lemon juice until you are cooking the meal because the acid in the lemon will start to cook the fish.
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2-3 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Additional fresh dill for garnish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray. Add the lemon juice to the fish in the bag. Combine ingredients well then pour into baking dish; season the fish well with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper then add bits of butter to the top of the fillets. Cover with a lid or tinfoil and cook for 10-12 minutes per 1 inch thickness. Garnish with chopped fresh dill, lemon zest & lemon slices. Enjoy.

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