Saturday, July 9, 2011

Carlito's Way Tilapia (with Tomato and Corn Bruschetta)

After baking all those sweets, you have to get yourself a healthier lunch option. One of these is eating fish.

The original recipe is from Clean Living magazine. I tweaked the recipe a little to suit my family's taste.

For the tilapia fillets, you can ask the local fishmonger to fillet the tilapia for you or you can buy tilapia fillets  in the supermarket.

you will need:

2 slices of bread (pan or italian bread)
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup frozen corn (or canned)
1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped
olive oil
4 boneless tilapia fillets
dash of ginger powder
3 tbsp lemon juice (or calamansi juice)

The original recipe called for italian bread. i only had loaf bread so I had to make do. It also had olives (I hate olives) so i omitted that part of the recipe

brush bread with olive oil and rub with garlic (basically making garlic bread) - you can also chop the garlic and let it sit in the olive oil before you brush the bread with it. Toast in toaster oven, chop into cubes and set aside.

Combine chopped tomatoes (preferably take out the seeds), basil, corn in a bowl.

Prepare the fillets- salt and pepper them on both sides, sprinkle a little ginger powder on them, a little of the lemon juice and them position them on a greased baking pan. broil them in the oven for about 10 minutes or until flaky.

As the fillets are broiling, finely chop garlic and saute in pan with olive oil. Stir in the tomato mixture and heat about 3 minutes.
--- by this time, you can smell the garlic, tomatoes and basil.... YUM!

toss in the chopped bread and mix. season with salt and pepper to taste.

Position fillets on the plate and top with the tomato/basil mixture.

I had this dish as my lunch. It was quite refreshing to taste the sweetness of the tomatoes with the fish. The bread gave it some body too. The only thing was that the fillets I bought were a little small. If you are serving men, I think one fillet will not satisfy him! hahaha. and the best way to eat this is to get some bread, fish and tomato in one fork. It's like eating a fish sandwhich.

This only has 294 calories! and I think you can try to use other kinds of fish fillets if you like. this one will be great for the dieting foodie!


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