Greek food is simple and delicious with its robust flavors and colors ~ it’s fresh, nutritious and healthy eating.
All of those words apply to this dish: Luscious healthy fresh red tomatoes, spicy cinnamon, warm sweet paprika, with the “mild-bitter” taste of parsley, plus garlic ~ all simmering into a great sauce to top the fish.
The sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature, or heat slightly in micro, before pouring over fish and baking.
It’s truly delicious, colorful and healthy too!
Greek-style Tilapia with Tomatoes and Onions
2 pounds tilapia fillets
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large white onions, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced thinly across the grain
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds fresh tomatoes, diced, or 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped (about ½ cup), divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Season fish with salt and pepper.
Coat one or two baking dishes with cooking spray and lay fish in dish in single layer.
Heat oil in large skillet and add onions.
Cook, stirring often, until onions are soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add garlic and cook for a minute or so.
Stir in tomatoes, sugar, paprika, cinnamon and half the parsley.
Simmer, uncovered, until sauce has cooked down a bit, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour over tilapia.
Sprinkle on remaining parsley.
Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.