Thursday, February 26, 2015

Roasted Vegetables with Tilapia

Roasted Vegetables with Tilapia

I continue to play with different tilapia recipes at home and this is a new one that factors in the desire for more veggies and less filler.  It also wanted to make a dish with less fat - and I think I came up with a good mix.  This is a lovely dish with a great taste that we will definitely make again.  The best part might be the way that the broccoli tasted.  We are so used to sauteed or stir-fried broccoli - but this new way to cook it made for a great meal.  I also loved the spice mixture on the fish, which is a nice way to serve it up.  All in all, a great dinner!  The fact that it has less oil in it just makes it a great part of our rotation.

Ingredients (Serves 2):

12 Fingerling potatoes, cut in half
12 Baby-cut carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Olive oil, divided
3/4 tsp Kosher salt, divided
3/4 tsp Black pepper, divided
12 Kalamata olives, pitted
2 tsp Garlic, chopped (or cloves)
2 crowns Broccoli, trimmed with small amount of stems
2 skinless Tilapia fillets (about 4 oz each)
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
Add additional oil or olive oil spray if needed

1. Heat oven to 400° F.
2. In a mixing bowl, add potatoes, carrots, 1 tablespoons oil, and 1/4 tsp each of kosher salt and black pepper. Stir thoroughly. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.  Roast for 15 minutes
3. While the potatoes are cooking, use the same mixing bowl then add olives, garlic, broccoli, 1 tsp olive oil and 1/4 tsp each of kosher salt and black pepper. Mix thoroughly. When the 15 minutes of roasting (above) are complete, add the olive mix to the pan and stir thoroughly.  Cook for 7 additional minutes.
4. In a small bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, and the remaining 1/4 tsp of kosher salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
5. Move the vegetables to the outside of the baking sheet.  Place the tilapia fillets in the center. Season the fish with the spice mixture.
5. Continue to roast for around 14 to 16 minutes - the fish will be opaque throughout.


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