Friday, January 27, 2012

Tilapia Baked in Couscous

While trying to figure out an easy, but delicious meal for dinner I came across a recipe for tilapia baked in couscous. Perfect! I usually have Tilapia in the freezer and a box of whole wheat couscous in the pantry. There were a few things missing from the original recipe, but I knew I could tweak it a little and add a side dish to serve it with to make it a more complete meal. It is an easily adaptable recipe and comes out delicious! If you don't like tilapia, I'm sure this recipe would work well with similar types of fish, maybe even salmon. Experiment! I served these with green beans sauteed in garlic and olive oil.

Tilapia Baked in Couscous
Adapted from Rachael Ray

10 oz. of couscous
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup of of olive oil plus 2 tbsp
1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 1 lemon thinly sliced
4 tilapia filets
2 1/2 cups water

1) Preheat oven to 375 F
2) In a large bowl mix together couscous with almonds, salt and pepper, lemon juice, 1/4 cup of olive oil

3) In a baking dish coat the bottom with remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and place the fish in and coat them with olive oil and salt and pepper

4) Pour couscous mixture on top of fish, then top with lemon slices, and pour 2 1/2 cups water fish, being careful not to wash the cous cous off the fish

5) Bake in oven for 25 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

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