28 January 2010

Baked Tilapia and Corn&Tomato Salad

I got to try another dish last night. The recipe came from that small book of Good Housekeeping, the one with Easy Everyday Meals - it should be available at the bookstores. The recipes were Baked Fish with Thyme and Roast Potatoes and Corn and Tomato Salad with Fresh Cilantro.

The baked fish was great, quite flavorful. And A liked the potatoes :P I loved the fresh and light taste of the salad, I may be making this quite often.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take even a single picture of the food. Bummer, right? Maybe next time.

Baked Fish with Thyme and Roast Potatoes

1 kg white fleshed fish like lapu-lapu or maya-maya, scaled and cleaned (I used tilapia, it's cheaper - 3 pcs for a kilo hehe)
6 sprigs fresh thyme, or 2 tsps dried thyme
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cup butter (I divided into 6 parts, 2 parts per fish)
salt and freshly cracked black pepper
6 medium sized potatoes, quartered (I used only 4 - only 3 adults in the house)
2 tbsps olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Lay fish on a roasting pan or baking tray. Season the insides of the fish with salt and pepper. Stuff thyme, lemon slices, and half of the butter (1 part of the butter) in the fish's belly. Again, season the outside part of the fish with salt and pepper. Top fish with the rest of the butter (the other part) and some thyme.

In a small bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour potatoes onto roasting pan, beside the fish.

Bake for 45 minutes or until fish is done. (In my case, since the tilapia was smaller than a 1-kg fish, it took only 25mins for the fish to be done.) Check if the potatoes are done. These may have to keep in a few minutes longer (in my case, about 50mins is ok).

Serve whole with lemon wedges on the side. Dribble pan juices onto fish before serving.

Corn and Tomato Salad with Fresh Cilantro

2 cans whole kernel corn
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (I used celery, it's the least aromatic for A hehe)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tsps salad vinegar (I used balsamic vinegar)
Salt and pepper

Combine corn, onion, tomatoes and cilantro in a large bowl.

Toss to blend with olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

Hope you have fun with these recipes because we sure did :)


Heidi said...

Uy, mukhang napapadalas ang cooking sessions mo a, buti ka pa... ako tagal na hindi nakakaluto. :)

BabyPink said...

Nah, Mami! Naglaway na hinuon ko! Hehe:) Yummy! :)

cheryll said...

@heidi: actually napapadalas lang ang pag-document ko hehe. dati kasi di ko na napi-picture-an hehe. thanks for dropping by :)

@babypink: hay nak, lami kaayo magluto ba. hehe. especially kung pasado ila dadi eduwardo :P