Sometimes you just need a healthy meal to detox from the weekend's festivities, right? I usually don't consume an excessive amount of meat, but this past weekend, I had pork belly, various cuts of beef, and dim sum (with lots of pork), 3 days in a row. One of those days I actually went to an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ place. In addition to that, I went to a Korean bakery for 2 of those days, and I don't really want to think about how much sugar and butter I consumed! So, this week, I was really in the mood for fish!
Fish is one of the leanest sources of protein out there, and tilapia is such a versatile fish that is able to take on a variety of flavors-- there are so many marinades and sauces that you could serve with white fish, but one of my favorite preparations is simply baking it with a garlic, herb, and butter sauce. You could use any flaky white fish in place of tilapia here, and it would work great!
- 2 tilapia fillets (or other white fish)
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 stalk rosemary
- 1 Tablespoon melted butter
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
prep time: 5 min
cook time: 10-15min
1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. Mince the garlic and finely chop the rosemary. Melt the butter in the microwave.
3. Rinse the tilapia fillets under cold water, and gently pat dry with paper towels.
4. Season the tilapia fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Place them in a lightly greased baking dish.
5. Pour lemon juice and butter evenly over the fillets, and scatter the rosemary on top.
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Be very careful not to overbake, as the fish will turn grainy and tough.
Enjoy! This is great served with some light greens and/or roasted potatoes!