Sunday, February 7, 2010

Recipe #8 Baked Tilapia with corn and tomatoes

EDIT: Here is a link to the recipe with pictures so you can see how beautiful it really is.

Aaron found a recipe that he wanted to try in a ConAgra coupon booklet I got in the mail. This recipe is really simple and cheap (they save it can serve 4 for less than $10). This meal cost us approximately $4.

Baked Tilapia with Corn and Tomatoes
2c frozen whole corn kernels, thawed
1x 14.5oz can Hunt's fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained (we used mexican blend diced tomatoes)
1/2 c chopped white onion (we reconstituted some dried onion)
1t dill weed, divided
1/2t salt, divided
Pam cooking spray (we used some olive oil)
1 lb tilapia fillets, 4 oz each, thawed
1/4t ground pepper
3 c cooked brown rice (we used white because it was quicker)

Preheat oven to 425F. Combine corn, tomatoes, onion, 1/2 t dill, and 1/4 t salt in a bowl. For each packet, lay 2 20x12 inch sheets of aluminum foil on top of each other. Place about 3/4c corn mixture in the center of each sheet of foil. Spray both sides of the fillets with pam and sprinkle with the remaining dill and salt and pepper. Place fillets on the corn mixture and bring up short sides of each foil packets and double fold the tops. Double fold each ends to seal packet, leaving space for steam to gather. Place packets on baking sheets and bake 20 mins or until fish is opaque and flakes easily with fork. Open packets carefully to allow steam to escape before opening fully. Place fish and corn/tomato mixture from each packet on dinner plates and accompany each with 3/4 c rice. Serve immediately.

Review: The people in the house who like fish, really enjoyed this meal. The people who are not big fish lovers, found it just okay. We will definitely keep this recipe and make it again. Its a great way to serve fish that is healthy and in expensive.

P.S. I was going to take a picture of Aaron's beautiful work making this dinner, but he ate it all before I could get one. Maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good but I do think I would like to see pictures of it before I try to make it.