Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Easy Baked Tilapia

Simple healthy baked Tilapia right on the grill, oven or fried. Serve with the Green Mango Herb Salad to complete your healthy meal.

Baked Tilapia Ingredients

  • about 2 lb Tilapia
  • 1 stem of lemon grass, cut into 3 equal parts
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of Cloves of garlic, unpeeled
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
  • 3 long pieces of foil

Lemon grass and Cloves of Garlic
Kaffir Lime Leaves

Cooking Directions

Start by stuffing the fish cavity with the lemon grass, garlic cloves and the kaffir lime leaves. Sprinkle on the salt, ground black pepper, ground ginger and paprika. Massage the fish thoroughly.

On the foil, drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and place the fish in the middle. Wrap the fish securely and bake on a grill or oven at 425 degrees for 40 minutes. Flip the fish at 20 minutes and continue to bake for another 20 minutes.

Grilling Tip:

For a perfect grilled fish instead of baking. 
Use a BBQ rack and brush it with olive oil. This prevents the fish skins to peel off. Cook 20 minutes aside at 425 degrees. 

Let the fish rest for a couple of minutes and serve with the delicious, healthy Green Mango Herb Salad.