Friday, October 13, 2006

Ready for WHB - Roasted Tilapia, Tomatoes & Asparagus




Well, it's time for Kalyn's Weekend Herb Blogging. This time around Sher at What Did You Eat is hosting. If you want to send in a "herby" dish, you can email her here - Rdfern(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net. You don't need to have a blog to do so.

Anyway, here's my meal, lots of basil and parsley makes sure it qualifies. The garlicky tomatoes come from one of my daughter's cookbooks. I was leafing through Contorni - Authentic Italian Side Dishes for all Seasons and wrote out a couple of wonderful sounding recipes to take home with me. This one is definitely a keeper and the topping could work with any vegetable. Since I wasn't sure my honey would like the tomatoes (he only recently started eating them), I also topped some roasted asparagus with it.

Before I went to Halifax, I bought myself a present - Faye Levy's Feast From the Mideast. I always treat myself to a new Jewish cookbook around the holidays. This book isn't just filled will tasty recipes, it's also filled with wonderful stories that give us a glimpse of Middle Eastern traditions. The real recipe is Roasted Salmon with Garlic, Lemon & Coriander, but I used tilapia instead (it was in my fridge, so what can I say). Very tasty, very healthful. It certainly works for South Beach Dieting - not sure about the tomatoes, because of the breadcrumb topping, although they'd be fine occasionally in Phase Two.

So the menu was easy to prepare and all cooked in the same hot oven for 15 minutes or so.



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4 comments:

Kalyn said...

Love the sound of both of these dishes. I use 100% whole wheat panko bread crumbs for dishes like this to make it SB approved for phase two or three.

The tilapia sounds perfect to cook in my toaster oven, which I love to use for week night cooking.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the tip about whole wheat panko crumbs. I'll have to look for them. So far, I've only seen the regular kind.

sher said...

Ahhh, that all looks so wonderful. Tilapia is one of my favorite fish--I used to catch it as a child when I was out camping. The whole meal looks so comforting.

Oh--I gave the wrong e-mail address originally on my post. Fortunately, Gattina caught it and told me. The correct address is Rdfern(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net. I guess I'm still pretty sick with my cold to make a mistake like that!

Sara said...

Thanks for the tilapia recipe, I am working on trying more seafood and this sounds delish!