Friday, July 26, 2013

Recipe: Tilapia with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Proscuitto

Hi Everyone

I wasn't planning on posting today; but I found a recipe from the archives so to speak and decided to just do a little bit of editing and updating and post it again. This is a nice healthy dinner to have if you are looking for something light and easy to have especially during the hot summer nights so many of us seem to suffering under lately. When I prepare this for myself and the hubs, I pair it with a nice white blend wine. Apothic White is my favorite white wine.
It's a nice crisp combination of a Chardonnay, a Reisling and a Moscato. The little bit of sweetness it has is a nice complement to the acidity of the tomatoes. As for a side dish, I always serve it with grits. However, I recognize that not everyone knows how to prepare or cares for grits, so I can also recommend serving it with some roasted potatoes and fresh green beans.

Ok, so here we go:


---- 4-6 pieces Tilapia fillets
---- 1 package Prosciutto Ham. This can be found in the specialty meat case in the grocery store. It may take a bit of looking. If it is unavailable, just skip it...don't try to substitute with regular deli ham, it won't be the same.
--- 1/2 small onion cut into quarter slices
--- 3-4 cloves fresh garlic pressed
--- 1 can Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes (regular diced tomatoes are good too)
Grated Italian or Mozzarella Cheese


Step 1. Prepare the fish fillets. Rinse and dry each fillet and then season with Salt/Pepper, Garlic Powder, Dill Weed (optional) and Paprika. Drizzle a little Olive Oil over each fillet. Heat the oven to 425. When the oven is ready, spray your cooking pan or sheet (I use the medium Pampered Chef Stone) Put the fish in the oven and cook for about 6 minutes and remove from oven.

Step 2:  Heat some Olive Oil in a pan over medium to medium high heat and saute the onions until soft about 7 or 8 mins.
Lower the heat to medium (If your stove has numbers, I lower mine down to about 4 or 5) add the garlic cloves and continue to cook for just another couple of minutes.

Step 3: Add the can of fire roasted tomatoes, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer.
 Step 4: (By this time, you should have the fish out of the oven) Top each fillet with a spoonful or two of the Tomato and onion sauce and then place a piece of Prosciutto on each one. Then sprinkle each one with a little bit of cheese and put them back in the oven. Cook another 7-8 minutes until the cheese has melted.I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Until next time....

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