Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creamy Lemon Garlic Fish and Chips Bake

 Flaked tilapia with cubed potatoes, tossed with a Greek yogurt tartar sauce! Fish and Chips all in one.
It is a bit of a process with the homemade hash brown cubes so feel free to sub frozen ones if you like. Cook them according to package directions then proceed with the final casserole assembly.

1 lb tilapia fillets
2 TB olive oil
2 TB lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 TB chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Combine marinade ingredients, place fish in a dish and pour over marinade, tossing to coat.

Allow to marinate for at least 45-60 minutes.

Tartar Sauce:
12 oz plain greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 TB lemon juice
1 tsp lime juice
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup finely diced dill pickle
1/4 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all tartar sauce ingredients and allow to mingle while the fish marinates (missed this one in my photos)

While those are marinating you can start the potatoes....

2lbs  potatoes

2 TB olive oil
2 TB butter, melted
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450

Boil whole potatoes until just fork tender.
Drain and cool enough to handle (I rinse gently in cold water to speed this process). Slip off the skins if you like and dice into cubes.

In a bowl toss potatoes with oil, butter and seasonings until well coated

Pour them onto a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer
Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring gently every 10 minutes or so until crisp and evenly brown.

Drain on paper towels.

When potatoes are nearly done, heat a deep skillet brushed with olive oil to medium and  add the tilapia fillets including all the marinade and cook 2-4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked to a min of 145.

Remove from pan and flake gently

In a 9 x 13 pan toss together flaked fish, potatoes and the tarter sauce (you can use as much of the sauce as you like, don't feel the need to use the entire thing)

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Top with shredded  cheese(I used mozzarella) if desired and some sliced green onion for a little color, bake 5 minutes more to melt cheese


If you want to get most of the work out of the way early each component can be pre-made. Just  assemble when you are ready to bake, keep in mind that if you are assembling from cold ingredients the final bake will be longer.

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