Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes


Another summer thing I'm excited about is grilling! Of course I can grill at any time of year, but when it's 95+ degrees outside, not turning on the oven is especially nice. This is one of my favorite grilling recipes - it's light, easy, and makes good use of the garden.

Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes
From Allrecipes. Serves 4. 270 calories per serving.

4 4-ounce tilapia filets
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup white wine
4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.

2. Place the tilapia fillets side by side on a large piece of aluminum foil and season with salt and pepper. Place one tablespoon of butter on top of each piece of fish, and sprinkle garlic, basil and tomato on top.

3. Pour the wine over everything. Fold foil up around fish, and seal into a packet (I recommend turning up the edges of foil before pouring the wine! :P). Place foil packet on a platter or cookie sheet for ease in transportation to and from the grill.

4. Place foil packet on the grill, and cook for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open the packet carefully, and serve.

Sides aren't my cooking strong suit, but steamed broccoli would be a nice complement to this. Or polenta - I'm always looking for an excuse to make polenta! And of course you can never go wrong with a side salad.

1 comment:

  1. YUM! I'm going to try this! I agree about the steamed broccoli. I can never have enough steamed broccoli.