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Tilapia Brushetta/ Tilapia Parmesan

I try to incorporate a fish meal at least once a week in some way or the other. We really enjoyed both versions of the recipe. The first version of the recipe is-

Tilapia Brushetta:
  • 1-lb of any white fish, tilapia is nice and reasonable priced
  • 1/4 c. pesto
  • 3 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1/2 finely diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmaessan cheese
  1. Thaw filets according to package instructions. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Lay fillets on a lightly greased baking sheet. 
  3. Brush tops with pesto. 
  4. Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, vinegar, lemon peel, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Spoon tomatoe misture evenly over fillers and sprinkle with cheese. 
  6. Bake for about 5 minutes, or until fillets flake easily with a fork.
  7. Serves 4-6
Alternate lazy version and that is what the picture is.
  1. Top the fish fillet with pesto.
  2. Top with left over pasta sauce and a sprinkle of parmessan.
Either way it is tasty, low in fat and healthy.
Recipe source from the back of Highliner Frozen Tilapia fillets package.


  1. Sound Delicious... Muah...

  2. Oh, I LOVE tilapia! Thanks for the great recipe! I am hungry for this!

  3. I've had tilapia when visiting my daughter in southern CA. It's very good! Seems to be harder to find here...I'll have to checkout the Highliner Frozen Food section.

  4. Oh Charlotte, what a great recipe. Yum! Thanks for the 'share'. Any leftovers available to send my way?!

  5. Tilapia? I had to google that to see exactly what kind of fish it I know. It is a common farmed fish...with over 100 species falling under that name. You can tell I don't hang out in the seafood section too often...I always go for my few favorites. But this looks very yummy...and I will try tilapia next time. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I too will try tilapia next time I'm browsing in the fish dept. Thanks Char for the recipe..I will have to tweak it a!

  7. Hello Charlotte, I just happen to have some tilapia in the freezer and will need to try this great sounding recipe...

  8. I am always trying to figure out how to dress up white fish. .this looks awesome Charlotte.


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