I’m a FOOD addict.. but I’ve found healthier and better ways to cope with my addiction❤️ #cleaneating
This recipe is the perfect keto dinner- quick and easy to make.. and very affordable.
What you will need:
1 sheet pan
1/4 cup salted butter, melted ** Can substitute for coconut oil and ghee)
1 TBSP of olive oil
3 gloves of garlic chopped finely (I like to buy the bottles of garlic puree)
1 tsp of salt and pepper
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
juice of one lemon
Veggies of choice
4 Filets of tilapia
(Tom thumb (Texas ) has a great sale today on the frozen tilapia, so that’s what I got!
2 sliced lemons, sliced thinly in the shape of a circle :)
Mix together marinade
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil
On baking sheet, line the middle of the pan with the cut lemons
Place the fish directly on top of lemons, and coat generously with the mixed (room temp) marinade
Place veggies on the tray alongside of the fish. Coat the vegetables with a spray of olive oil and season as desired.
**use excess marinade as an extra seasoning for the veggies
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C/ 400 F for 12-15 minutes. *until fish is flakey- test with a fork
** for a crispier finish, after cooked: turn broiler on, and broil the dish for 1-2 minutes until golden brown on the top.
Recipe Notes/ PRO-tips:
Pat dry the fish before you cook it
Use a teaspoon of mayo to coat the fish to add moisture
Cook fish on top of lemons to add moisture
Do not over cook fish, it will be dry and chewy. Tilapia is a very delicate fish and it is very easy to overcook it. For really moist and tender Tilapia, Bake at 200 C / 400 F for 10-12 minutes.
When using more tough veggies, par-bake in oven first, or after the fish has been cooked. I personally cook the entire dish first, and then stick the vegetables back in the oven until golden brown.
The dish is best served hot and not reheated, but you can always make the dish, and serve on top of a bed of arugula or lettuce the following day.
Use the excess juice from the pan to coat the fish before serving
If you are using frozen fillets, then make sure you thaw it completely before baking.