Dill Tilapia and Spinach

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

family recipe I changed to suit my tastes and to make original using ingredients in ready set cook contest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, white wine, dill, basil, salt and pepper into large skillet
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat
  3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes
  4. Cut fish into 4 servings
  5. Add fish; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily
  6. Gently remove fish with slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid
  7. Set fish aside and keep warm
  8. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook over high heat 12 minutes or until liquid is reduced to almost 1/4 cup
  9. Add spinach for about 1-2 minutes to shrink spinach
  10. Place spinach on serving platter
  11. Sprinkle with chopped cashews
  12. Arrange fish over spinach
  13. Squeeze fresh lemon on fish to serve


Most Helpful

The presentation of this dish is very pretty. I wasn't fond of the basil and dill combination, but the cashews lent an interesting addition to the flavor of the fish. The instructions didn't say when to add the onion, but I assumed it was at the beginning with the water, wine and herbs, so that is what I did. The cooking time of 10 minutes was perfect for my fillets. I did have to substitute sole fillets for the tilapia, as tilapia is not available in my area, but they are similar in flavor and texture, so I don't think that the substitution comprimised the recipe in any way. Good luck in the contest!

canarygirl March 10, 2005

Tasty, but I had to reduce the fluids to get the concentrated sauce down to anywhere near 1/4 cup. In my view the cashews do not go with the other flavors. I realize this is RSC, but I would have used pine nuts I think

Pabbit March 07, 2005

This is a flavorful main dish. It is low carb and low fat; a good choice for someone doing Atkins, South Beach or one of the other limited-carb eating plans. The wine/herb poaching liquid gives the tilapia some pizzazz and the spinach and cashews are very complementary. I used roasted salted cashews. That being said, there was a problem with this recipe, and under normal circumstances I would just contact the chef and have it clarified. But since this is a contest situation, I must note that two of the listed ingredients (sliced onion and parmesan or asiago cheese) are not accounted for in the preparation instructions, so I guessed. I recall my mom poaching fish with sliced onions, so I added and removed the onion with the fish (steps 5 and 6) and served it on top of the fish with the shredded cheese. I hope this was as the chef intended.

ClareVH February 18, 2005

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