I found this Tilapia with Fresh Basil recipe at the appropriately-named blog Simple Recipes. True to its name, the dish was not only simple but the ingredients were inexpensive to buy. Oh! I loved it even more. All I needed to purchase was tilapia, the cheapest fish at the counter (about five bucks) and fresh basil (no more than two bucks). After that, my grocery shopping was done and I actually had some change in my purse. Normally, grocery shopping can be very expensive, especially when there’s a long ingredient list involved.
In this photo, I could have probably chopped or torn my basil leaves into smaller pieces but I was feeling a little lazy at the time. No matter, it still tasted good. I’ve made this wonderful recipe several times and when I didn’t have basil, I used my fave herb, cilantro. Oh Heaven! Loved it!
Another great thing about this recipe: It was fast to prepare. Real fast. Thanks, Simple Recipes! I’m so loving this tilapia recipe.
Tilapia with Fresh Basil
2 fillets of Tilapia
1 teaspoon of paprika
Salt to taste
1 tablespoons of fresh basil chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Coat a oven safe dish with olive oil, gently place the fillet of Tilapia and sprinkle with salt, paprika and top with basil. Place in a oven for approximately 15-20 minutes at 375F. Serve hot.