Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stuffed Tilapia

I've been looking at my computer for the last 5 minutes trying to figure out what recipe I'm going to post. Why? Because I have gotten so far behind on posting the things I've been making. I made this tilapia probably about a month ago. Since I made it for my family, I kept the filling dairy free, but it would be great with some yummy cheese in the mix.

Stuffed Tilapia
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6 tilapia fillets
Salt and pepper
1 T extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 c mushrooms, chopped
4 c packed baby spinach
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 c walnuts, chopped
Pinch nutmeg
28 oz tomato puree
1/2 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T dried oregano
2 t dried basil
Red pepper flakes, to taste

In a medium pot, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add minced onion to the pot and let sweat for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and let saute for another minute. Stir in tomato puree and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a large skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Saute mushrooms for 6-7 minutes, or until browned. Add garlic and let saute for another minute. Stir in spinach, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Let spinach wilt, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in walnuts. Season tilapia with salt and pepper. Put 1-2 tablespoons of filling on the thick part of each tilapia fillet and roll tilapia over filling. In a small casserole dish, spread a thin layer of the tomato sauce. Lay each stuffed tilapia fillet in baking dish, with seam side down. Top stuffed tilapia with the rest of sauce. Bake tilapia in a 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until tilapia is cooked through and flaky.

1 comment:

  1. Can you make ahead of time but cook later? (Prob wouldn't be good to cook and reheat later)