Sunday, May 30, 2010

Creamy Tilapia

Recipe taken from:

• Cooking spray for greasing and coating
• 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
• 4 teaspoons of butter or margarine
• 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill leaves
• 1 tablespoons of lemon-pepper seasoning
• 3 tablespoons of cream cheese
• 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
• 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill leaves

1.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray (or butter).
3.Place the tilapia fillets on the greased sheet and coat them lightly with cooking spray.
4.Melt the butter/margarine and spoon it over the tilapia fillets.
5.Drizzle lemon juice over the fillets.
6.Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed and the lemon-pepper seasoning.
7.Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake until the fillets can be easily flaked with a fork. This will normally take around 15 minutes.
8.While the fish is in the oven, you can prepare the cream cheese sauce. Combine cream cheese with 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill weed in a small bowl. Microwave for roughly 1 minute and stir until you have a well blended sauce.
9.Remove the fish fillets from the oven and place them on serving plates. Spoon cream cheese sauce around them before serving

Notes & Tips:
This is def. a dill lovers delight. I really liked the sauce, I think it would taste great on chicken too. A small warning that this dish is VERY dilly and very lemony, which I like, but if you are sensitive to either of those flavors, you may want to cut back on the lemon and dill in the sauce. I served this with a salad, but it would taste good with couscous or rice.

Nutrition Facts:
Serves 4
172 Calories, 8.6g Fat, .3g Carbs, 23.6g Protein

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