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Archive for May 21st, 2011




Oven Broiled Tilapia

We are making an effort to incorporate more fish into our diet as a family. So we are delighted to share with you another very easy and delicious dish with Tilapia as the star ingredient. The end result? A mild and soft fish plus a much healthier alternative to pan frying.


1 pound fresh farmed Tilapia (4 pieces of fillet)
Pam or Canola oil cooking spray
½ teaspoon salt

1 scallion, including green top
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 tablespoon rice or cooking sherry wine
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon red hot chili oil

Rinse the fish with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Spray Pam or Canola oil on both sides of the fish. Line a large flat pan with tinfoil (for easy cleanup). Arrange the fish in the pan, sprinkle the top of the fish with ½ teaspoon of salt and set aside. Wash and trim the green onion, finely chop. Peel and finely grate the ginger root. In a small bowl, mix the sauce ingredients together thoroughly and set aside.


To Cook:
Preheat oven to broil. Place the fish on the top rack of the oven. There should be approximately 4 inches of space between the heat and the rack. Leave the oven door ajar, about 3 inches. Broil the fish for 5 minutes then using a spatula, turn the fish over to the other side and broil for 3 minutes. Pour the sauce evenly on top of the fish. Broil for just 1 minute more and remove from the heat. The fish should be tender and juicy. Be sure to pour the sauce from the pan over the fish to serve.

Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 9 minutes

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