Friday, October 17, 2008

Cheesy Tilapia

I saw this recipe on a blog documenting A Year of Crockpotting. I've taken quite a few recipes from there actually, because I love using my crockpot. This is my favorite so far.

This was a recipe using the same method of wrapping the fish in foil packets as my favorite salmon recipe. The foil traps all the moisture and juices in, making a beautifully tender fish, never dried out. This recipe simply calls for a crockpot instead of an oven, and I found myself wondering which was more energy efficient; using the crock pot for 3-4 hours or using the oven for 30-40 minutes. Anyone know the answer to that?
I definitely like having it prepared and out of the way before the dinner hour though!

Here's the recipe:

Cheesy Tilapia
  • 3 or 4 Tilapia filets (or any other favorite white fish)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar is fine, parmesan is yummy!!)
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  1. mix all ingredients except for the fish in a bowl
  2. lay out pieces of foil for each piece of fish
  3. rub sauce mixture on both sides of each piece of fish
  4. fold foil over fish to make seal packets
  5. toss the packets into the crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours; fish should flake easily with a fork
Ryan and I really liked this fish. One discovery I made was that the sauce was extremely watery when first taken out of the crockpot... I had cut some up for the kids and when I returned to the packet to transfer the rest of the fish to my plate, the sauce had thickened up and turned "cheesier". I used parmesan cheese and the whole thing was really yummy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds so easy, I'll have to give this one a try. I am always trying to get my family to eat more fish, which is something they always seem to be so resistant to.