Baked Tilapia with Peppers and Potatoes

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Baked Tilapia

It’s backyard cookout season! Need any ideas for what to bring to your family reunion? Need an easy dinner for those summer nights? Just need a little fish in your diet? Worry no more!

I fell in love with this recipe because it’s super easy, but I also love excuses to use dill (thank you, fish). I used yellow onion and green bell pepper in this dish because I love the extra sweetness. I hope you do too!

Baked Tilapia

Ingredients
serves 2

Russet Potato – 2, whole
Crisco (or other baking fat) – 2 TB
Butter – 1 TB
Yellow Onion – 1/2 of whole, small chop
Green Bell Pepper – 1, small chop
Tilapia – 2 fillets, whole
All Purpose Flour – approx. 1 c.
Salt – 3 tsp.
Ground Black Pepper – 5 tsp.
Hungarian Paprika – (enough for a generous sprinkling!)
Dill, Fresh – 2 TB, minced
Garlic – 1 clove, minced
Egg – 1, whole
Whole Milk – 1 c.
Bread Crumbs – 1/2 c.

  1. Clean and boil potatoes until they’re soft enough to cut. Allow to cool slightly, then peel and give them a large chop.
  2. In a skillet, saute green bell and onion in 1 TB of Crisco.
  3. Clean and pat dry the tilapia fillets. Flour both sides, then fry up in a skillet with the other TB of Crisco.
  4. In a shallow glass baking dish, spread all of the chopped potatoes in the bottom. Sprinkle 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. pepper, 1 TB dill, 1/2 of the garlic, and a generous portion of Hungarian paprika over the potatoes.
  5. Add all of the green peppers and onion on top. Sprinkle the same amount of spices over your veggies.
  6. Place both tilapia fillets on the top of the layers. Over each fillet, sprinkle 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper.
  7. In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Pour the mixture over your ingredients so the liquid fills in all the spaces under the peppers, onions and potatoes.
  8. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over the whole dish. Give one more generous shake of Hungarian paprika over the top, as well.
  9. Place small dollops of butter in an even amount on top of each tilapia fillet.
  10. Loosely cover the baking dish with a piece of foil. Bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the filling is baked through and the fish fillets turn slightly golden.

Baked Tilapia

Serve with a glass of crisp, white wine on a patio!

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