Monday, November 17, 2008

Oven Roasted Tilapia & Veggies with Lemon Herb Butter

This is a very light and tasty dish that is so easy to prepare. It goes great with a side of rice...you can pour the lemon butter over it. This recipe originally comes from the "Fresh Fish Cookbook", but my friend Scott Dickenson gave it to me. Thanks Scott! It's a new favorite of mine now!
What You'll Need:
1 ½ pounds of Fresh Tilapia (4 each 5-6 oz filets)
1 each Tomato (sliced in 8 slices)
1 each Zucchini (med sliced)
1 each Yellow Squash (med sliced)
1 each Lemon (sliced in 8 slices)
To taste Italian seasoning
To taste Salt and Pepper
4 Tbsp Butter
2 cups Cooked Rice
4 sheets Aluminum Foil (approx 12-16 inches long)
What You'll Do:

1. Lay four pieces of foil out on counter top or work table.
2. Place two slices of tomato in center of each sheet, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
3. Divide the Zucchini and Yellow Squash into four portions, and place over the top of tomatoes. Try to keep them as flat and evenly spread out as possible so they will cook evenly.
4. Season the vegetables with Italian seasoning.
5. Place the Tilapia on top of the vegetable stack. Place 1 Tbsp butter on top of fish.
6. Season lightly with Salt and Pepper, and same seasoning you used on vegetables.
7. Top with two slices of Lemon. Form a pouch with Foil and crimp edges, forming an envelope or bag.
8. Place in 350 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. (It took about 40 minutes for my fish to be done!)
9. Remove from oven and open foil; use caution as steam will be trapped in foil. Serve the Tilapia and vegetables over cooked rice. Make sure to spoon liquid from bottom of foil over top of the fish and vegetables.

3 comments:

Heather said...

How do you know that the fish is done?

Monica said...

It will be white and flaky. Just test it out with a fork...it should flake easily. If it seems wet or rubbery inside, then it is not done.

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