Monday, July 1, 2013

SPICY TILAPIA WITH SPINACH

~ Take Shape For Life Lean & Green Meal Cookbook

40 oz. raw tilapia
8 t. olive oil
1 T. paprika
2 t. hot sauce
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. garlic powder
4 c. fresh tomatoes, chopped OR 4 c. canned diced tomatoes, drained
12 c. fresh spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay tilapia in baking dish and brush with olive oil.  Combine paprika, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder, then coat tilapia with mixture.  Spread tomatoes on top of tilapia, then place spinach around it.  Bake 30 minutes or until tilapia easily flakes with a fork and is opaque.

Notes:  As the name indicates, this is spicy.  We serve it over quinoa or rice, which tones it down a bit, but you could also cut back on the hot sauce and let people add more to their own portion if they'd like to.  If your pan isn't big enough to put the spinach on the sides of the tilapia, then just dump it over the top.  Pull the pan out after about 15 minutes and push wilted spinach to the sides of the pan for the duration of the baking time.

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