Monday, January 9, 2012
Excellent Baked Greek Fish
Along with a great weekend of snowboarding Dan and I tried some yummy new recipes. This one is from a new Greek cookbook I got for Christmas. Our cookbook collection grew alot over the holidays! haha. I like to modify the recipes a tad, so that they are somewhat my own. Here is what you will need to make this recipe yourself:
-2 tbsps olive oil
-2 onions finely chopped
-2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
-2 carrots. sliced thinly
-2 celery stalks, sliced thinly
-2/3 cup of white wine
-400g canned chopped tomatoes
-pinch of sugar
-1 tsp of lemon juice
-1 large lemon, sliced
-salt and pepper
-2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
-1 tsp dried marjoram
-2-3 lbs of tilapia (or bass, red snapper, or sea bream)
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and garlic, and fry until softened. Add the chopped carrots and celery. Fry them for about 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly softened.
Add the white wine and bring it to a boil. Add the tomatoes and their juice. Next add the sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Simmer together for about 20 minutes. Now add the parsley and the marjoram.
Place your fish in a lightly greased baking dish. Pour the veggies around your fish (mine also went on top of the fish). Season everything with salt and pepper. Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top to make it look pretty and place the lemon slices on top of everything. Bake the dish for 45minutes to an hour at 350F.
I just want to encourage you all this new year to make good food and eat healthy. Make something that you have never made before. I also encourage you to get outside and try to enjoy this winter. Step outside your box this year. Have a great rest of your day!