October 23, 2007

Baked Tilapia with Onions, Mushrooms & Peppers

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I first had a taste of this recipe at Red Lobster. While a friend was visiting Ann Arbor from Buffalo, we went out for dinner and Aswin ordered the Tilapia in a Packet (or something like that). It came in a little packet filled with fish and veggies cooked together and seasoned well. It was quite delicious. And being the experimenter that I am, I decided to give it a try at home, or a version of it.

So I got the fish fillets, cut the veggies and seasoned everything. When I was ready to put it in the oven, I realized that I did not have the packet material! So I put it in a casserole. And it turned out perfectly delicious. I know I'll be making it again soon.

The fish is lightly flavored with mint and lemon which gave it a refreshing taste and went well with the baked fish.

2 fish filets
1 medium onion - chopped
1 medium green pepper - chopped
6-8 mushroms - chopped
1/2 lemon
spring of mint leaves
1/2 tspoon turmeric
1/2 tspoon chilli powder
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
1/2 tspoon minced garlic
salt and black pepper to taste
bunch cilantro - for garnish

Wash the fish fillets and marinate it with half of the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, lemon juice, garlic, mint leaves, salt and black pepper. Marinate the fillets for 2-3 hours.

Chop the onions, mushrooms and peppers and marinate it with the rest of the spices, salt and pepper. Set aside.

In the meantime, heat the oven to 350 deg f. Now take a dish and layer it veggies and fish. The first layer was onion, the second was mushrooms, third was green peppers and the fish was put on top and covered with a glass dish.

Bake it for 30-40 minutes till the fish is completely cooked. Serve it in a similar way with the fish on top. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm.

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This is my entry for this week's Weekend Herb Blogging which recently celebrated two years! Kudos to Kalyn for this fabulous event. It's being hosted this week at Nami Nami.


  1. It sounds very delish, already saved the recipe. It reminds me a tiny bit of a recipe I love which has tilapia cooked with a mixture of olives, onions, and red pepper piled on top. I think tilapia is so versatile, just love it.

  2. Very interesting recipe. And simple to cook too! Bookmarked! :D

  3. Wow they are just so delicious looking. I don't know if i get that fish here, but i am going to make them with sole or cod

  4. You can do it wrapped with foil too Mandira. Looks great. Arvind brought Tilapia dish once from a restaurant, we liked the taste.

  5. This is my fav kind of fish. I cook it almost every week . I was kind of getting tired of eating the same fish fry again and again. This recipe truly sounds delicious. Bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This looks so yummy. Love the recipe. Check my version here http://rinasrecipes.blogspot.com/search/label/Fish

  7. mandira, it sounds so delicious! beautiful pictures!!

  8. I really looks so delicious and juicy. I am sure the tilapia must be real flaky...loved those snaps!

  9. Thats a different recipe...looks deliciois...i'm fish lover...thanku for sharing

  10. Mandira,
    soo delicious looking dish, have book marked. Will ask for Tilapia fish this time, to try out this..Can't resist seeing this, today we have only veggies..:)

  11. The dish look so good.I love everything about this

  12. Another idea to cook fish! Very variatif.

  13. Hi Mandira, it's been awhile since I cooked any fish and this looks really delicious! I used to fry tilapia for the kids, for a treat, New England style -- dunk in milk, then in beaten egg, then seasoned dried breadcrumbs, repeat, and shallow-fry. I think your baked dish would be even better :)

  14. These are a really quick flavourful cook.

  15. It looks Yummy :-)


  16. hey mandira, lovely tilapia. Tomake finally bori pathiyechi :D, e-mail er reply debo shiggiri

  17. Thank you for taking part at the WHB this week!

  18. Kalyn Thank you. It was quite delicious. Next on my list is the olive, onion and pepper recipe. :)

    Anh you're right. it's simple, quick and delicious.

    Happy Cook I think any fish which absorbs marinade well and doesn't have a strong flavor will work well. Do try and let me know :)

    Asha - I like tilapia, it's low calorie and doesn't have a strong taste. Works well in curries too!

    Kribha do try and let me know how it turns out :)

    Thanks Rina, will surely check your recipe too.

    Thanks Lissie!

    Padma, that was the best part of the recipe that the fish was so juicy and not dry. I'm going to try variations of this now ;)

    Remya thanks!

    Seena This is perfect, a combination of fish and veggies. ;) Do try.

  19. Mocha Fish, veggies and lots of flavor, what's not to like, right!

    Thanks Arfi!

    Linda, if I tell Aswin the New England style, I will have to make it everyday! Crisp on the outside and flaky on the inside, it sounds delicious. I am going to try it next :)

    Thanks Cynthia, Mona

    Sandeepa Thank you! Lau-er ghonto, here I come with boris ;)

    Thanks Pille for organizing WHB this week.

    Thanks Sagari!

  20. Mandira!

    This looks fabulous! We love tilapia and this seasoning sounds absolutely divine. I'm always seeking out new marinades, this is the next one we'll be trying out.


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