I was at my mother's house last week and she wanted to cook up some fish, yet didn't know how to make it. I asked if I could cook the fish for everyone, and she was thrilled to let me do so. I scoured the internet for inspiration, and then came up with this recipe that, if I may say so myself, was one of the best fish recipes I ever made in my life. So sumptuous, so delicious, and if I may say so, pretty as well. It's good both hot and cold. It was a big hit with everyone.
I made it with sole, but you could make it with tilapia fillets. It's not an exact recipe, because you can play around with it and the herbs used, so long as you follow the general idea.
Best of all- the recipe is good for all diets other than nightshade free diets and vegan diets, such as the GAPS diet, gluten free diets, Paleo/Primal diets, etc... It's healthy, sugar free, dairy free, egg free... What's not to love?
8 fillets of sole or tilapia
2 teaspoons garlic
2 glugs (about 1/3 cup) olive oil
2 glugs (about 1/3 cup) lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/3 cup fresh basil or a tablespoon dried
1/4-1/3 cup fresh hyssop or oregano or a tablespoon dried
4 sprigs fresh thyme or a teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
1. Cut the tomatoes into wedges and onions into slices.
2. In a baking dish, alternate layers of fish, tomatoes, onion slices, herbs and salt and spices. Pour olive oil and lemon juice on. I needed two baking dishes with 2 layers in each one for this recipe.
3. Cover the baking dish, and cook until the fish changes texture.
4. Serve hot or cold.
What is your favorite way of serving white fish? Any recipes you made up entirely by chance that ended up being out of this world?
Does this look like a recipe you'd try?