I’ve been a fan of Tilapia for a long time, and have a few otherTilapia recipes in my archives (a couple of which are tasty but seriously need an update!) I’ve been happily re-discovering Tilapia since it showed up again at my Costco. When I picked up some Highliner Tilapia Loins (no web site found) I happened to notice the cooking suggestions recommended roasting the fish at a high temperature. This stuck in my mind, and the next time I needed an easy dinner, I adapted the directions to come up with this recipe. Since then I’ve cooked this several times, including once for my dad and stepmother who confirmed it’s a definite keeper. I especially like this served with Double Dill South Beach Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce.
I don’t have to spend much time looking at blog stats to notice how popular the Easy South Beach Recipes are, and this is a perfect example of the “five ingredients or less” and “simple cooking instructions” dishes that so many of you obviously love. Just rub on a bit of olive oil and fish rub and roast for 25 minutes, and dinner is ready! I used Pride of Szeged Fish Rub on the Tilapia in this photo, but I’ve also made it with Kirkland Herbed Seafood Rub from Costco. Any type of pre-mixed fish rub would certainly work, or you can make your own herbed seafood rub, maybe adding a bit of paprika if you’re using it for Tilapia.
Thaw Tilapia, then put in non-stick roasting pan and rub on both sides with a small amount of olive oil and fish rub.
Thaw frozen Tilapia over night in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator and let come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking. (If using Tilapia loins that are individually sealed in plastic bags, you can put the bags in hot water for a few minutes to warm the fish instead of waiting.)
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 F. Put fish pieces in non-stick roasting pan (or spray pan with non-stick spray.) Drizzle fish on both sides with olive oil, and rub to coat entire surface of the fish, then sprinkle with fish rub and rub around with fingers.
Roast fish 25 minutes or until it looks slightly browned and is starting to flake apart a little. (The package directions recommended 30-32 minutes cooking time, which I found was a bit too long.) Serve hot, with Double Dill South Beach Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce if desired.