Oven Roasted Tilapia With Tomatoes, Pesto and Lemon

22 mins (prep 2, cooking 20)
9 ingredients
5 servings
Looking for something impressive but oh so easy? This simple and delicious dish would make a great 'date night' dinner or even doubled for a dinner party. Tilapia is a really mild fish without that 'fishy' taste making this a great recipe for people who do not like fish and a wonderful meal for those who do! Pesto and tomatoes are so lovely and aromatic together and roasting allows the flavors to intensify. What a simple way to create an incredibly delicious dish. In order to soak up every delicious drop I would serve this over a simple rice like my Perfect Basic White Rice or serve it with a good crusty bread. Adding a simple green salad and a wonderful bottle of wine would make this meal totally rock! I would serve it with Chateau Ste Michele Dry Riesling. I found this recipe on http://ellysaysopa.com/2008/03/03/fish-for-people-who-dont-like-fish/ Of course I did change up a few things that I thought would make it even better. My mouth was watering so much when I read this recipe that I had to share it with you as fast as I could! If you try this before I get to the store and am able to make it please let me know what you think! After Breezermom's helpful comment I edited the directions for the pesto and lemon juice so the pesto is not runny. Thanks breezer!

Categories:  fruit , north-american , tomato , fish , taste~mood , romantic , equipment , creole , roast , brunch , one-dish-meal , time-to-make , <-30-mins , easy , citrus , main-dish , oven , american , seafood , number-of-servings , southern-u.s. , freshwater-fish , vegetable , tilapia , lemon ,
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Serving Size (50.23 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 79.07 Calories from Fat 28.71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.19g 24.5%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 17.52%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 25.86mg 43.09%
Sodium 25.85mg 5.39%
Total Carbohydrate 0.79g 1.32%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 1.01%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 12.01g 120.14%
Vitamin A 0.22IU% Vitamin C 0.75mg%
Calcium 10.71mg% Iron 0.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
grape tomatoes, pesto sauce, salt and pepper, lemon wedge


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