Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

6 Apr

I bought a bag of frozen tilapia filets for nights when the husband throws a frozen pizza in the oven. This recipe sounded delicious and it was! Yum! I served it with pearl couscous, rice would have been a better choice 🙂

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Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia
adapted from thekitchn

1 pound tilapia fillets
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 inch fresh ginger, grated, about 1 tablespoon
1 jalapeño pepper, roughly chopped
1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Scallions, chopped for garnish
Extra cilantro, to garnish

Heat the oven to 475°F. Pat the fish dry, season lightly with salt and pepper, and lay in a 9×9-inch or 8×8-inch ceramic or glass baking dish.

Put the garlic, grated ginger, chopped jalapeño, and cilantro in a small food processor with the chicken stock, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Whir until blended.

Pour the sauce over the fish, rubbing it in a little. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through. It will be very moist and even a little gelatinous, still.

Serve immediately garnished with the additional scallions and cilantro.

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