I love seafood. Fish, lobster, scallops and crabs all so yummy! I have always liked seafood from my first visit to Red Lobster with my grandparents when I couldn’t have been more than 6 years old to fresh caught seafood at this great little place my dad took my brother and I called at Johnny’s Reef in City Island, Bronx (WONDERFUL outdoor eatery – definitely a perfect summer trip and around the Bronx Zoo!)
This tilapia recipe comes from my boyfriend who introduced this tasty combination to me while on a camping trip over the summer. I was a little apprehensive at first but I love salsa and tilapia is one of my favorite fish so I was a bit curious as to how it would turn out. I was pleasantly surprised. I changed it up a little tiny bit and trust
- 4 frozen tilapia filets thawed to room temperature
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1/2 cup Tostitos Restaurant Style Salsa (Mild, Medium or Hot, whichever you prefer) (1/2 should be a good amount to place on a good amount on each of the tilapia filets but you can use more (I do)
- 4 tablespoons of Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread (1 tablespoon per filet)
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of black pepper
- sprinkle of crushed red pepper
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Place filets on a flat baking pan that has been covered in aluminum foil.
- Sprinkle tilapia with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Cut the onion into small cubes and cover tilapia.
- Place 1 tablespoon of Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread underneath filets
- Spoon salsa on top of filets. Be careful not to touch the filets with the spoon or else you will cross contaminate your salsa
- Bake in the oven until the filets are nice and flakey (and the edges are slightly browned) and the onions are slightly browned.
- Serve with a side of Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips and some more salsa and ENJOY!
I am so glad my boyfriend convinced me to try this recipe and you should try it too!