• fish fillets (i used tilapia)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • garlic
  • fennel
  • pesto

i am getting myself ready for passover. picking out recipes and discovering new things to cook, like quinoa, who would of thought.  next week (or this weekend since i will not be posting monday or tuesday) i hope to have a couple passover recipes to share. noodle kugel passover style, quinoa with sauteed onions, lots of favorites but with that passover twist.

it’s not passover yet however and i am still eating bread (at least for today, tonight we kosher for passover). this is one of my favorite dishes. it’s light, it’s simple, and it tastes amazing!

recently i have fallen in love with parchment paper. i’m not kidding you. i never realized how great it was to cook with. not only can you line cookie sheets with it but you can cook in it!

the other day i picked up some fish, tilapia, nothing special. i had a ton of veg and needed something light, i have been suffering from some pretty bad heartburn lately (it’s not from what i am cooking don’t worry). you can do all sorts of things with tilapia, fry, grill, bake, i decided to so something simple, something good, and with left over pesto.the great thing about this dish, it’s super quick, easy to clean up from, and the added pesto flavors not only flavor the veg but the fish. they all steam together in the parchment paper.  add some couscous an your set.

steamed tilapia with veg
  1. get out your parchment paper and lay it out flat, start with your veg. I like to chop them up into bite size pieces, i slice the onion and sliver the garlic, the tomatoes are halved and the fennel is shaved. use a tiny bit of olive oil, just enough but not to much, about a tsp each.
  2. when veg is all placed, add the fish. top the fish off with a tbl or so of pesto. close up the parchment paper folding up the sides and seal, it will not be totally sealed, that is ok, you want to let some steam out.
  3. in a 350 degree oven cook fish for about 20 minutes.
  4. when done take out of oven and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. either take out of parchment or serve right in it.

this is a light dish that is great for everyone. the pesto really adds great flavor and the aroma when you pull it out of the oven is indescribable.


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