Friday, August 3, 2012

spicy baked fish with roasted veggies

Fish - well, one of the most loved food items at our home. If its boneless - its all the more fun. We get these amazing Tilapia fillets and tried this new dish using them. Thanks to Ajay Sabharwal  for this inspiring dish. I did not find the Sea bass that he had used for the dish he created - So, I used the Tilapia fillets that were handy at home. As suggested by him, I just built my own canvas and it was an amazing dish with the goodness of fish and roasted veggies along with a side of mashed potatoes.


5 Tilapia Fillets (They were huge so I cut them into half lengthwise)
2 green zucchinis
2 yellow zucchinis
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 large onions
8 to 9 garlic cloves - finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley - chopped
2 teaspoons chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon - black pepper powder
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons salt


Make a marinade of the chilli, 1  teaspoon salt, 1/2 of the chopped garlic, oregano, pepper powder and 1/2 of the oil and rub it on the fish fillets. Keep them covered and aside for about an hour to marinate.
Cut the zucchini in round slices, the peppers in bite size pieces, cut the onions in rounds. In a big bottom vessel - add the remaining oil, balsamic vinegar, remaining chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and mix well. To this add the cut vegetables and cover everything in the marinade and let it sit for 15 minutes.
When ready - Take a  Baking dish and line it with aluminium foil. Add the veggies to this and spread it out well - Put the onions rounds and make a bed of it. On top of this arrange the fish fillets well. Cover it with an aluminium foil and pop it into a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Let it bake for about 30 minutes. Then uncover and let it cook for about 10 minutes - just to get everything a bit crispy :)
Serve it with mashed potatoes or with quinoa.

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