If you have wondered how to bake tilapia, this recipe is a great start. Delicate white fish like tilapia is wonderfully lacking in that “fishy” scent and flavor, but it becomes pretty boring if not well prepared and seasoned. Tilapia fillets are a blank slate waiting to be written upon. In this selection you have traditional Greek ingredients that make this baked tilapia dish a great go-together with roasted Greek potatoes. If you warm up leftover Greek potatoes to go with this baked tilapia, you will have an almost instant meal.
Baked Tilapia Ingredients
- 2 pounds of tilapia fillets (or other white fish)
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced in rounds
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed or 1 tablespoon of minced fresh dill weed
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Baked Tilapia Steps
- Wash and pat the tilapia dry.
- Place the tilapia in an oiled baking dish. Choose a baking dish that will look nice on the table because this is a lovely dish to serve.
- Place red onions on the top of fish.
- Sprinkle with lemon juice, dill, and parsley.
- Arrange the tomatoes and crumbled feta on top.
- Bake until the tilapia flakes: 350 degrees, about 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the tilapia.
- Test for salt and pepper. Remember that the feta is quite salty.
Baked Tilapia Variations
- Replace the dill with freshly minced oregano and sprinkle on sliced black olives.
- Keep the chopped tomato to the side. Dress it with olive oil, salt, and crushed garlic. Spoon it on the fish after cooking.
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