Yesterday “the boy” and I celebrated 4yrs of dating. What did we do? We cooked dinner because he wanted to take pictures of me cooking and put them up here. On the menu we have oven baked Tilapia served on a bed of pan sauted Zucchini and Summer Squash. Also, this is my first recipe with the Zucchini that I got on sale a few days ago. More Zucchini recipes to follow. In the meantime, I or we share with you our Anniversary Dinner.
~1 pound of Tilapia
1/4 cup of Italian style bread crumbs
2 tsp of olive oil
2 Summer Squash
2 Tbsp of Italian style dipping oil (the seasoned oil you get at the grocery for dipping bread)
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Slice the zucchini and squash into 1/4″ inch thick discs. Do not slice them too thin because they will wilt and melt during the cooking process.
Heat 2 tbsp of the dipping oil in a saute pan and add the zucchini and squash. Saute till tender. Season with salt and pepper at the very end.
The veggies will take a while to cook which is enough time to work on the Tilapia.
Preheat oven to 350F
Rinse and pat dry Tilapia fillets. Arrange on a greased and lined baking tray.
Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Brush top side with olive oil and press the bread crumbs on to the fish.
Bake for ~15min till the fish is white and flakey in the middle. The veggies should be done by then.
Divide the veggies onto two plates and serve the fish on top of the veggies.
And then we ate !