The light flavor of Tilapia and it's versatility has made it my favorite fish to cook. It can be baked, used in fish tacos, makes a great fish sandwich and is yummy in seafood fettuccine.
Since fish is such a healthy choice I try to keep the added fat very low, but just a little adds a nice little crunch on the outside and the fish is moist and delicious on the inside.
In this recipe I use frozen Tilapia from Costco, I have been very happy with the quality of this product. I keep a bag of the frozen fish on hand, and can quickly prepare it on the spur of the moment. It is an excellent choice for those counting weight watcher points, only 2 points for 3 ounces cooked. Each fillet is about 4 oz and made with this recipe would average to about 3.5 points. So let's get started.
4 Defrosted Tilapia fillets. (defrost in microwave if necessary)
2 Tablespoons melted Original Smart Balance
McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning
McCormick Grill Mates Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Preheat oven to 400
Spray baking sheet with Pam.
Place defrosted fish on baking sheet.
Melt Smart Balance in microwave. (a custard dish works well)
Brush lightly the melted Smart Balance over fillets.
Heavily sprinkle both McCormick Grill Mate Seasonings over each fillet.
Place in hot oven uncovered. Bake 30-35 minutes. Serve with cocktail sauce, tarter sauce or just as is. It is delicious. Reheat leftovers the next day. (if there are any)
This is also a great recipe for cod. Cod is a perfect for fish tacos and fish sandwiches too. The two types of fish can easily be swapped for each other in recipes.
Here is a delicious way to use any left over fillets:
Toast a bread roll, Best Gluten Free Sandwich Rolls, will be perfect for a gluten free fish sandwich. Warm up a left over piece of seasoned fish, add some lettuce, tomato and tarter sauce, and that's a delicious and healthy fish sandwich.
Start with a good quality Tilapia. These come individually wrapped, which is really handy. You can grab as many as you need for any meal.
Place defrosted Tilapia on a baking sheet sprayed with Pam. Brush melted Smart Balance over each fillet and season generously with McCormick Grill Mates, Montreal Chicken and Roasted Garlic & Herb.
Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve.
Okay...does that not look absolutely delicious?
I hope you enjoy this recipe over and over again.