Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RecipeTime - Baked Tilapia, Oven Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus

The result of the recipes below served for
New Year's Eve dinner by moi!
I just got back from Panama and enjoyed an incredible amount of seafood whilst there. There are so many health benefits found in seafood but it is also incredibly delicious. The meal below has become my go to homemade treat in the passed few months. So, though New England is blisteringly cold at the moment, lets eat as if we were enjoying the sun near the equator!

The potatoes take the longest to cook so lets begin there...


Potatoes & Asparagus

     Olive oil non-stick cooking spray (I use Pam)
     ½ to 1 pound fingerling potatoes cut into pieces no thicker than 1 inch
     1/4 cup olive oil, divided
     2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
     2 tablespoons garlic pepper
     1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
     1/4 teaspoon salt
     1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400° & line a deep dish baking pan with aluminum foil (makes for easier cleanup) & grease with cooking spray
  2.  In a large Ziploc bag combine the potatoes, 2 tablespoons oil, Italian seasoning and garlic pepper & shake to coat. Add potatoes to baking pan and spread out. Roast at 400° for 20 minutes, stirring once.
  3.  Add asparagus to your used Ziploc bag and toss with remaining oil. Once potatoes have completed first 20 min of baking make room for asparagus stalks, sprinkle all with salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Depending on your oven you might need adjust baking time to 10 min more or less.

Baked Tilapia
      Olive oil non-stick cooking spray
      4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets
      1 tablespoon garlic pepper
      1 lime, finely grated zest and juice
      Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
      2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400° & line a smaller deep dish baking pan with aluminum foil  & grease with cooking spray
  2. Rinse fish and pat dry; place on the baking pan. Season each fillet with salt, cracked pepper, lime zest and lime juice. Add fish to the pan. Place a pat of butter on each fillet and cook in the oven for last ten  to 12 minutes of your potatoes & asparagus cooking time.
  3. Both recipes yield 4 servings. A nice touch is to sprinkle parmesan cheese on potatoes & asparagus.

Bon appetit!

Recipe sources: Tilapia modified from Bobby's baked tilapia & side dish is result of trial and error of many a recipe.

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