Roasted Tilapia, Tomatoes and Garlic

by Michelle on February 9, 2011

I was thumbing through a “Woman’s Day” magazine recently and came upon an article titled “7 Secrets of Low Stress Families”. Expert researchers observed 32 California families over a 4 day period, recording every eye roll, sneeze, tantrum, hug and laugh. I was just scanning the article but when I saw “Low Stress Moms make Dinner from Scratch”, I stopped and read it word for word. Now I enjoy cooking and baking and rarely ever use “convenience” foods unless you consider raw a convenience.

The article continued with “All the families spent roughly one hour preparing dinner, whether they used processed foods or fresh ingredients”. One thing that did add to the time frame was families that used convenience foods tended to overcompensate by having more courses, either side dishes or even separate meals for the children which wasted time. And I am sure increased the calorie intake immensely! But really good planning can relieve stress and that’s goes for meal planning as well!

Well, you don’t have to worry about the Roasted Tilapia taking any time at all and it’s made entirely of fresh ingredients and tastes out of the this world fantastic. I was surprised at how good it was being it took about 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes later, it was served and on the table! This is definitely a recipe for my “Call It Dinner”category! And it’s one I will be reusing over and over again and again. We all enjoyed the Roasted Tilapia and I don’t even like tomatoes but I ate every single juicy bite. Besides tasting fantastic, this is one of the prettiest dishes I made in a long time!

Roasted Tilapia, Tomatoes and Garlic
Recipe adapted from “Woman’s Day” Magazine

2 c grape tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, crushed
4 tsp Olive Oil
2-6 oz Tilapia Fillets
2 TBL fresh parsley, minced
2 tsp capers, roughly chopped (I skipped)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Serves 2

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large, shallow baking dish, toss the tomatoes with garlic, 2 tsp olive oil, 1/8 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Roast tomatoes for 5 minutes.
3. Nestle the fish among the tomatoes, drizzle with the remaining oil, season with 1/8 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper.
4. Roast until fish is opaque throughout and tomatoes have begun to burst, 12-15 minutes.
5. Transfer fish and tomatoes to a plate. Sprinkle with parsley and capers. Serve and enjoy!

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  • Jeanette February 9, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Looks so fresh and healthy!

  • Feast on the Cheap February 9, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Mmm, I make something sorta similar with Cod, Roasted Tomatoes & Kalamato Olives. It’s become one of my all-time favorite dishes. Will have to try it with Tilapia next time.

  • Fight the Fat Foodie February 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    What a wonderful and easy meal. I may make this tonight!

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  • kat February 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Oh another great add more fish to our diet recipe!

  • Fight the Fat Foodie February 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I made a version of this for my wife and me tonight and it was wonderful! I used Swai and added in some shallots with the tomatoes and garlic. I put it on a bed of spinach and caramelized onions. YUM YUM YUM!

  • Ryan February 10, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Fish dishes are one of my sons favourite meals, working full time and making healthy meals every night is sometimes a difficult balancing act so I’m always on the lookout for healthy but quick recipe ideas. This looks gorgeous.

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