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Mediterranean Style Baked Tilapia – A quick, easy, and healthy fish recipe with olives and tomatoes that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner, and fancy enough for a dinner party. OR Valentine’s Day! Just sayin’.
Ha-loooow-Hello, it’s off to work we go! ERR! That’s tomorrow. Today is Sunday. phewww… HAPPY SUNDAY! And welcome to today’s episode of fish!
Since we’re riding on this eat better, feel better resolutions train, I thought getting some Tilapia up in hurr was totally fitting. Tilapia is a very low-fat fish. It’s a delicious, lean white fish with a wide variety of health benefits, including the ability to help reduce weight and boost your metabolism. Also, about 3.5 ounces of tilapia has less than 2 grams of total fat. SCORE!
Also? Time for something totally new in the New Year. Here it goes:
Considering the numerous email requests that I get about including WW Points with my recipes, as of today, I am going to do just that and add Weight Watchers Smart Points to each recipe. If you are on the Weight Watchers plan, the points should help you stay on track with your goals to lose weight and enjoy a successful diet by selecting the correct food and/or recipes found here, on Diethood. I can’t promise that all the recipes are WW friendly – HELLO Strawberry Shortcake Cake – but at least now you’ll have those points to determine whether you want to eat the cake or have another Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Salad.
But, about this baked Tilapia recipe. The thing you should know is that I am not the sort of person who would just up and choose a Tilapia served over olives and tomatoes. No. That’s just not me. Chicken, yes. Fish, no. How-ev-er, when STAR Fine Foods double dares me to prepare something fancy with their delicious Lemon-Stuffed Olives, I am ready boo-boo. Bring.it.on. Especially since I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate more fish into our (yours and mine) diets.
There are some really delicious things going on in this baking dish right now that you need to know about. Starting with a bed of blistered, garlicky grape tomatoes and olives tucked underneath a soft fillet-o-fish, moving on to a small, yet satisfying sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese. FETA RULES THE WORLD. Make no mistake.
After we devoured this beauty, I found myself bringing it back to life a few days later, and served it over a bed of rice. OHMAHGAH. THAT was fantastic! Also just as fantastic? Eating it as you see it here, sans rice, but with crusty bread to sop up all that sauce. Lawwwd have mercy! This is where it’s at.
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This is the last thing, I promise… hit print. You want this recipe in your recipe box. ♥
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Mediterranean Style Baked Tilapia
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil , divided
- 2 pints (about 4 cups) grape tomatoes, halved
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 4 garlic cloves , finely chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 cup STAR Lemon-Stuffed Green Olives , chopped
- 4 (16 ounces) Tilapia Fillets, fresh or frozen (If frozen, thaw before cooking)
- 1/3 cup crumbled Feta Cheese , optional
- chopped fresh parsley , for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Heat 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add tomatoes; season with salt and pepper, and stirring occasionally, cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
- Stir in garlic and continue to cook for 1 more minute, or until fragrant.
- Remove from heat.
- Add oregano and chopped olives; mix to combine.
- Transfer tomato mixture to previously prepared baking dish. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
- Season Tilapia with salt and fresh ground pepper.
- Arrange Tilapia over tomatoes, in one single layer.
- Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
- Bake, uncovered, for 22 to 25 minutes, or until fish is completely done.
- Remove from oven.
- Sprinkle with feta cheese.
- Garnish with parsley.
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