January 16, 2011

Lemon Chili fish


 This is such a soothing American dinner. My kids love it (except the spinach).

What I used: Serves 4-6
4-6 boneless tilapia filets
1 cup bread crumbs
Marinade:
1tsp chili powder
½ tsp white pepper powder
½ tsp cumin powder
A pinch of turmeric
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste
Some diced vegetables like potatoes, pearl onions (optional)
A large bunch of fresh spinach (optional)

Mix the marinate ingredients and brush both sides of the fillets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 400 degree F. Grease/spray a thin coat of oil on a baking sheet. Coat the fish in a generous amount of breadcrumbs on both sides. Place the fish and any raw vegetables you would like.  Sprinkle bread crumbs on the vegetables. Bake it for 20 minutes, or until the fish pierced with a fork comes out moist and flaky. 

While the fish bakes, heat a large pan on medium-high. Add the fresh spinach leaves and let it cook until it shrinks, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper, ½ tsp olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Place it on a dinner plate alongside the baked fish and vegetables. Dinner is served. Enjoy!