This literally takes minutes in the oven. Tilapia (an inexpensive fish, but you can add some great flavor to it), fresh grapefruit and dill make this dish absolutely wonderful. Serve this with some oven fries or fingerling potatoes and some fresh oven roasted zucchini planks, just with olive oil and fresh herbs is perfect. A light fresh dinner. For those who love the light tart taste of grapefruit this is for you. I prefer a nice ruby red grapefruit for this, but a white grapefruit will work fine, it will just be a bit more tart.
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 3 tablespoons fresh ruby red grapefruit juice (I just buy a small grapefruit ... eat one half for breakfast and squeeze the other, a white grapefru)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 grapefruits, slices (add them to the oven as you bake the fish, a slice on each fillet adds a nice presentation)
- Butter -- mix the grapefruit juice, butter, dill, salt and pepper.
- After a recent review, I realized that I use ruby red grapefruits for everything, but it reminded me that not everyone has ruby reds. And for me, I love grapefruit but for those who don't, the option of adding a teaspoon of honey to the juice, butter and dill will give a bit of sweetness to the dish. I did that once for some friends who were a bit more "less" of a grapefruit fan.
- Fish -- Spray a parchment lined or foil lined pan with pam. Then add your fish fillets and brush well with the grapefruit butter. Cook on the middle rack 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I baste with the butter 2 times during the baking process.
- That's it. Easy simple and big flavor. You can serve a little dollop on top right at the end of cooking if you want along with the baked grapefruit slice.