I’m all about using the oven, especially now that it’s well into November. I love making dishes that have two-in-one uses of the oven, and I love running off to finish other household chores while the oven does the dirty work. I was craving some fish (and not craving seafood restaurant prices!) So I picked up 1/2 lb of tilapia at the grocery store (under $5!) and cooked it up.
GFHV’s Super Simple Tilapia
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
-Obtain tilapia – rinse under cold water.
-Sprinkle your favorite seasoning (my go-to is this garlic pepper grinder from McCormick)
-Wrap approximately 1/2 lb of tilapia – or if you’re cooking for more than one, whatever amount of fish you have – in aluminum foil. The foil should act like a pocket and seal in the heat — each serving should be in its own foil package. I bought boneless fish — skin and de-bone if necessary.
-Wash and cut crowns of broccoli (or insert your favorite veg here). Toss lightly in olive oil and garlic pepper and place on separate baking tray from tilapia.
-Place aluminum packets on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes on the center rack, or until flaky.
-Bake the broccoli on the lower rack for the same amount of time.
Ta-da! It’s a healthy, no-brainer gluten free meal. Serve with fresh brown rice (for triple bonus points, start the rice cooker right before you put the tilapia in the oven so they’re done at the same time) or gluten free bread.
What’s your favorite way to prepare tilapia? What about other fish? Any suggestions?