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Bruschetta Tilapia on a Beautiful Night in NJ

By on April 29, 2008

This post was manually recreated from archive files after the original LeBlancLife blog was taken down by an internet virus. We may occasionally add additional legacy posts in the future and will include them under the category Ported.

I made a dinner tonight that is potentially going to overthrow Chicken Marsala as my favorite meal to cook: Bruschetta Tilapia I got the idea from a similar dish I had at Bonefish Willies in Melbourne FL.

Here’s the recipe:

– 2 tilapia filets
– a handful of fresh basil leaves (more wont hurt)
– extra virgin olive oil
– 2-3 fresh firm plum tomatoes (or any…plum just has less juice and seeds)
– 3-4 cloves garlic pressed
– 1 cup Parmesan cheese
– 1/2 cup mozzarella (completely optional)

Set the oven to 350…you are gonna be ready to go by the time it preheats!
Chop the basil finely (or use a food processor) and add a little oil (think Pesto!)
Chop your tomatoes in a bowl and add the pressed garlic with a teaspoon or so of oil
Place your fish in an oven safe dish and completely cover each filet with the chopped basil, then top with tomato mixture

Bake on 350 for 20 minutes

Remove form oven and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese generously to cover the whole fish. Top with mozzarella (if you have the urge – but the parmesan is just fine on its own).
Continue to bake about 5 minutes till the cheese is melted.
That”s it! If you really want to tickle your taste buds, use Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh Mozzarella.