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TILAPIA WITH FRESH BASIL & THYMEShields Manor Bistro from Shields Manor Bistro

Tilapia With Fresh Basil & Thyme
Posted: 01/3/2011


Makes two servings

2 whole tilapia
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 sprigs of fresh thyme, chopped
8 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
2 lemons, thin-sliced
2 cups choice of vegetables, see instructions
1 tablespoon olive oil

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Wash fish inside and out, and then pat dry. Brush with olive oil, salt and pepper and sprinkle with fresh thyme and basil. Fill inside of each fish with 5-6 lemon slices.

Sauté vegetables in olive oil until a little tender, about 10 minutes. Squash, onions, carrots, fennel, and peppers are good winter vegetable choices, but celery might be too strong and overpower the delicate flavor of the fish.
Add ¼ cup of water to poach pan. Put vegetables in pan. Cover with the fish, lay lemon slices on top of fish (about 4) and drizzle with olive oil. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Place in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes. Then uncover the fish and leave it uncovered until the thermometer reaches 135 degrees.

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