Aug 02

Tilapias with Lemon Zest

I recently bought some frozen Tilapias from Trader Joe’s, which comes in a red package at the frozen fish area. I love using whatever ingredients I find in my fridge, making something from nothing always makes me happy! So on the day I wanted to make the Tilapias, I had some lemons my mom picked from a friends tree which I believe to be Meyer lemons because they are much sweeter and juicier than most lemons, some leftover rosemary and thyme from my sister, leftover spicy Thai chili from another evening, some ginger and garlic which I always have lots of!  Again, simplicity is key, the fish turned out delicious and was perfect over rice!

I mixed the following into a bowl:

* Half a head of garlic, chopped

* Small piece of ginger, chopped

* 5 pieces of Thai Chili, chopped

* 3 stems of Rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped

* 2 stems of Thyme, leaves stripped and chopped

* 2 Meyer Lemons, peel the outside for small pieces of lemon rind and squeeze most of the juice into the bowl, then slice the lemons and put them on the side (yes, I even added lemon rind into the mix)

* Add about 1/4 cup olive oil, add more if needed

* Mix all of the above except the slices of lemon

* After you mix the zesty ingredients, place the Tilapias into a baking pan.

* Heat oven at 375 degrees

* Saturate one side with the ingredients and add sea salt and fresh pepper,  do the same with the other side

* Place the sliced lemons on top

* Bake at 375 degrees uncovered for about 30 minutes, then broil for about 4-5 minutes!

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