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    Oven Roasted Tilapia With Tomatoes, Pesto and Lemon

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    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)'s Note:

    Looking for something impressive but oh so easy? This simple and delicious dish would make a great 'date night' dinner or even doubled for a dinner party. Tilapia is a really mild fish without that 'fishy' taste making this a great recipe for people who do not like fish and a wonderful meal for those who do! Pesto and tomatoes are so lovely and aromatic together and roasting allows the flavors to intensify. What a simple way to create an incredibly delicious dish. In order to soak up every delicious drop I would serve this over a simple rice like my Perfect Basic White Rice or serve it with a good crusty bread. Adding a simple green salad and a wonderful bottle of wine would make this meal totally rock! I would serve it with Chateau Ste Michele Dry Riesling. I found this recipe on Of course I did change up a few things that I thought would make it even better. My mouth was watering so much when I read this recipe that I had to share it with you as fast as I could! If you try this before I get to the store and am able to make it please let me know what you think! After Breezermom's helpful comment I edited the directions for the pesto and lemon juice so the pesto is not runny. Thanks breezer!

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    1. 1
      Gently combine the tomatoes, garlic and olive oil with a little salt and pepper if desired and roast in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      Juice the lemon and mix SOME of the juice with the pesto, adding more if desired or needed keeping the pesto a nice spreadable consistency and not runny. (Thanks breezer mom!) Spread mixture on top of the fish which has been seasoned with a little more salt and pepper if desired.
    3. 3
      Cut the juiced lemon halves in half again so that you have two pieces of lemon to support each filet. Place a filet on top of two pieces of juiced lemon so that the fish is somewhat out of any liquid that accumulates, allowing it to roast rather than boil.
    4. 4
      Return to oven for about 10 minutes or until the fish is flaky and no longer opaque.
    5. 5
      Plate the fish along with the tomatoes and garlic and serve with more lemon wedges if desired.

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    • on September 17, 2013


      WOW! This was VERY easy, quick and delicious. I served it with herbed rice and a salad. The pesto mixture was yummy! It was a HIT with my husband and son!

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    • on November 08, 2012


      Excellent fish recipe. The pesto was a wonderful addition. I also really loved the roasted tomatoes and garlic. Yummy! I was confused with the directions at one part - I wasn't sure on step 4 if I was putting the lemons/fish onto the same pan as the tomatoes and also roasting the tomatoes another 10 minutes (20 min. total?). That is what I did, and it seemed to work just fine. Thanks for posting! Made for Cookbook Tag game in the Cooking Tag Games forum.

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    • on October 15, 2012

      this was one of the best recipe and very easy to follow - you can never go wrong with these bursting flavors. Only thing I added was to have sides of asparagas and green beans, which I also marinated in bit of pesto, Olive oil, grated garlic... and also put them in the oven while cooking the fish... yummmy... is what every one said...

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    Nutritional Facts for Oven Roasted Tilapia With Tomatoes, Pesto and Lemon

    Serving Size: 1 (91 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.7
    Calories from Fat 24
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 22.6 mg
    Sodium 25.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 9.6 g

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