My kids are not big fans of fish of any kind. If they had their choice, fish would never be on the menu at Chez Winiarski. However, because I am aware of the nutritional benefits of fish, I make it fairly often. Knowing I have my work cut out for me, I regularly try new ways of preparing this healthier protein in the hopes that my kids will like it. Here is one recipe that was met with two thumbs up!
3 large Tilapia filets
3 Red bell peppers sliced into bite-size pieces
One onion sliced into bite-size pieces
2 cloves garlic
3 tsp. lemon juice
2 plus Tbls extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Salt substitute (such as Mrs dash)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat 1-2 Tbls oil in pan and sauté peppers and onions until soft (3-5 minutes). Add in garlic and sauté about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Tear off 3 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to make 3 pouches. Pat fish dry with a paper towel. Using 1/2 of the pepper and onion mixture, make a pile in the center of each foil sheet (total of 3 piles) and place one tilapia filet on top of each pile. Baste the top of each filet with approximately 1 tsp. lemon juice and sprinkle salt substitute to fairly cover. Pepper to taste. Evenly distribute remaining pepper and onion mixture on top of each filet. Drizzle with olive oil. Fold up each foil sheet to form a pouch around each filet.
Place pouches on a rimmed baking sheet and bake approximately 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.